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A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« on: January 06, 2003, 08:27:26 pm »

Ok, this might ruffle some feathers of a few people, and I am not saying I would patronize such an establishment, but these would make big bucks.

Coffee Shops ala Amsterdam style.  Smoke shops.  Serve  pot brownies, have the Hemp of the day, etc....

We would get visitors from all over the US and Canada heading in to kick back on the couch and take a hit.  

Of course there is the "Federal" law we would have to deal with, but medical use is gaining and Nevada almost made it legal for recreational use, so it could be done.

I am sure some weed heads would want to move in to our state and capitalize on this.

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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2003, 09:55:57 am »

I think Coffee Shops are an excellent idea.  As per Amsterdam style, very small quantities are sold, and consumed on site.  Amsterdam also has a federal law prohibiting hemp, but turn the blind eye to the smaller quantities sold there.

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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2003, 03:53:47 am »

Hello all!  I have been lurking for some time now, but I just couldn't resist replying to this one.  I'm the co-owner of a company--Forbidden Grounds Coffee Co.--that has big plans to do just what you suggest.  We have been working on this concept for about 5 years now, and the FSP just may have opened up a door.  

Check out our site at www.forbiddengrounds.com, and read a bit about our coffee shop concept at www.forbiddengrounds.com/coffeeshop1.asp.  

This could be done legally before cannabis legalization, and done profitably too.

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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2003, 12:52:21 am »

Ok, this might ruffle some feathers of a few people, and I am not saying I would patronize such an establishment, but these would make big bucks.</i>

I would patronize such an establishment without shame or fear!
I hope to play music professionally in the Free State, but if the opportunity presented itself, an Amsterdam style coffeshop would definitely be a business venture I'd be interested in.
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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2003, 01:39:15 pm »

I'd be interested in pursuing such a "business" venture.

Now all I need is the money.......
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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2003, 01:51:09 pm »

Hello all!  I have been lurking for some time now, but I just couldn't resist replying to this one.  I'm the co-owner of a company--Forbidden Grounds Coffee Co.--that has big plans to do just what you suggest.  We have been working on this concept for about 5 years now, and the FSP just may have opened up a door.  

Check out our site at www.forbiddengrounds.com, and read a bit about our coffee shop concept at www.forbiddengrounds.com/coffeeshop1.asp.  

This could be done legally before cannabis legalization, and done profitably too.

Jeremy


Jeremy -- are you a voting member of the FSP?  If so, we'd sure like to include your website on our 'Member Websites' links page.  Let me know, ok?

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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2003, 02:01:28 pm »

Jeremy -- are you a voting member of the FSP?  If so, we'd sure like to include your website on our 'Member Websites' links page.  Let me know, ok?

Matt

I am officially a voting member as of about 2 weeks ago.  I would love to have a link up, but for full disclosure, we will be temporarily ceasing operations in the next week until we can obtain adequate funding.  But the site will still be up in its entirety, with the exception of the shopping cart.

Thanks!

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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2003, 02:10:41 pm »

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I am officially a voting member as of about 2 weeks ago.  I would love to have a link up, but for full disclosure, we will be temporarily ceasing operations in the next week until we can obtain adequate funding.  But the site will still be up in its entirety, with the exception of the shopping cart.

Excellent, Jeremy.  We'd appreciate it if you'd return the favor and put a link to the FSP on your site.  Darn!  And I was just about to buy some of your coffee!  :(

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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2003, 03:19:33 pm »

Excellent, Jeremy.  We'd appreciate it if you'd return the favor and put a link to the FSP on your site.  Darn!  And I was just about to buy some of your coffee!  :(

Matt

I plan to have a links page created soon, and I would be more than happy to put up a link!  

You're more than welcome to buy some coffee!  We're still open for the time being.  :)
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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2003, 01:33:53 am »

again, good idea and I'm sure many others have had in concurrently.  Also keep in mind this will support many more than just the shop owners - growers, etc.
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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2003, 05:24:37 pm »

This will probably be a great idea, once the FSP has established many of the state-level reforms it's aiming for, and has the state backing us on standing up to the government.

You would have to make sure that there is no interstate commerce involved for the feds to interfere (ie, you got the seeds instate from someone who got them instate, you grew it instate, and it never crossed state lines), and then the feds would have no consitutional jurisdiction.

Of course, they would try to stop the activity anyway, and the state could stand up to them and block their access.

As I said, though, this is a feasable idea, but only down the road, once we have achieved our drug reforms.
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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2003, 10:20:22 am »

Thor, you will find me in your coffee shop all the time :-)
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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2003, 01:49:54 pm »

Now I have been to Amsterdam several times, and can tell you that I don't think a similar concept would fly here. ;) Not until we have a Lib/FSP majority in the state house, senate, and one more in the Governor's office.... :D
BUT what may be more politically feasible, would be serving cannabis in BARS! They are already carding people, there are no minors there, they are in the business of serving intoxicants, etc.
Hmm? hmm? whatd'yall think?

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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2003, 10:36:33 am »

Oh yeah..... 8)
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Re:A coffee shop, and I don't mean Starbucks
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2003, 06:15:26 pm »

RFLMAO.... that was the PERFECT emoticon for that response...

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