Dispensary owner to ask Oak Creek Town Board if he can open marijuana kitchen

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— Oak Creek medical marijuana dispensary owner Jacob Wise plans to ask the Town Board tonight to allow him to open a kitchen where he can prepare marijuana-based foods.

Wise will speak to the Oak Creek Town Board at a meeting at 7 p.m. today in Oak Creek Town Hall. The Oak Creek Planning Com­mission a­­p­­­p­roved Wise’s proposal at its last meeting, and now it’s up to the Town Board to determine whether the wholesale business can open in Oak Creek.

At a May meeting, Wise told Town Board members that he’s trying to change his business model as a result of having more patients.

“My attitude on business has changed a little bit as I see more people coming in the door who actually need the product, which I think is a blessing,” he said.

Wise said Wednesday that he hopes to create tinctures — liquids using the oils from marijuana plants — along with high-end truffles and chocolate food bars in the kitchen. He said he plans to sell the items wholesale to other dispensaries.

He said there will be no sugar and the foods will be gluten-free.

“Nothing but a total health approach, not just a sweet snack to get high on,” he said.

He said he already has lined up several Oak Creek residents to cook and manage the facility.

The kitchen is planned for 209 Nancy Crawford Blvd., about a block away from Town Hall.

The Town Board can choose to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation, and it also can impose restrictions on the application. Wise said he expects the board to come up with some sort of tax on his business. The town does not have a wholesale tax law in place now and would have to create something new for the business.

At tonight’s meeting, the Town Board also will revise a medical marijuana cultivation moratorium to reflect new state laws signed into effect earlier this month.

The town also will consider a final pay application for K.R. Swerdfeger Construction’s sewer work. The board voted in May to withhold at least some of the payment because some lines from homes were not reconnected to the main sewer line after construction.

Comments

mmjPatient22 4 years, 5 months ago

You'll get my business Mr. Wise. I can't wait for you to open it up. What a treat!!!

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Glenn Little II 4 years, 5 months ago

Way to go !!! The greatest thing about this guy is he knows that patients want an edible that are healthy for you.. I will support that 100% and have many healthy ideas might I add. Health begins with the proper nutrition!

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TWill 4 years, 5 months ago

Yeah sure, Skifree, there's nothing that exemplifies health food and proper nutrition more than pot brownies.

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Duke_bets 4 years, 5 months ago

Skifree - You and mmj are the types that bring way too much attention to the industry. I have nothing against Mr. Wise making a living or his business. I have issues with the cover up (backaches, healthy pot brownies, mmj cures stuff).

Promotion can be the worst promotion.

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Kevin Nerney 4 years, 5 months ago

Twill I had to laugh out loud at that one. It's why I read this stuff.

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mmjPatient22 4 years, 5 months ago

Duke-

None of us here can help you out with reality. It is what it is, whether you can accept it or not. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is an anti-inflammatory, a muscle relaxer, and it is medicine. It may not be your medicine, but it is mine. Whether you believe it or not, the facts remain the same.

I think the real trouble is that you can't get over it. My comment had absolutely nothing to do with telling anyone else what to do or promoting cannabis in any way, shape or form. I didn't even mention the word cannabis or marijuana in my first comment. The only thing I had to offer was a VERY small blurb about how exciting it was to be getting a canna-kitchen in the not so near vicinity. YOU are the one with a problem.

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stagecoacher 4 years, 5 months ago

Just curious, have there been any peer reviewed scientific double blind studies that either prove or disprove marijuana's health claims, or is it just based on anecdotal evidence?

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mmjPatient22 4 years, 5 months ago

...have there been any studies done?

Well, for the longest time, researchers had a heck of a time getting a hold of the materials to test because our government wouldn't allow them to legally possess it, even in a controlled, scientific environment. More and more, it seems as though those restrictions are fading away and actual research can now be conducted.

For a little tip o' the iceberg, this should get you started. There's lots to read here: http://www.cannabis-med.org/studies/study.php http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000884 http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/59872/title/Not_just_a_high

It occurs to me though, in spite of putting up the front of benign curiosity, that there could be alternative motives behind your question. With the vast amount of data that is present on the internet, one would think that finding the answers to ones questions would be as simple as "googling" the context of your inquiry. After all, it only took me less than 10 seconds to find the links above by googling "cannabis studies." So, curious?...maybe. Asking very pointed questions, that have had very little homework done by their inquisitor?,...maybe a little closer to reality.

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housepoor 4 years, 5 months ago

so will the menu be in the upcoming Dining Guide?

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dave reynolds 4 years, 5 months ago

bad timing a little to late for " A Taste of South Routt"

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sledneck 4 years, 5 months ago

It used to be "Roll 'em big, smoke 'em slow, wear sunglasses so the boss wont know."

Now it's "Screw this job and the boss-mans bitchin, I'm gonna open a reefer kitchen."

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Scott Wedel 4 years, 5 months ago

Stagecoacher, It is impossible to do a blind study of mmj because the patient will quickly enough know whether or not they are getting the mmj or the placebo.

The medical study done in this sort of situation is to take a broad multi-year survey, looking at all sorts of health issues and seeing if those using mmj have better outcomes.

This sort of study is going to be extra difficult to do well because mmj users have to claim a medical issue to get the mmj so, in theory, they are less healthy than the general population. But it is possible that some mmj patients are embellishing their aches and pains in order to get legal pot and so the study would have to find a way to adjust for that. And that adjustment probably would affect the results and so whatever the survey found, those that didn't like the results would argue that the adjustment for healthy mmj users resulted in a biased study.

The mj studies on long term pot usage have tended to find that it is does not improve overall health for the users, but less harmful than cigarettes.

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