So… A lot has happened since the last MPI. Schwag ended up having the best month ever. The usual bottom dweller finished up the month a full $20 above the previous month's average. All the other cannabis grades, however, did not have such a good start to the New Year. In January, combined the Top Shelf and Mid-Grades were down a full $41 from their respective previous month's average. That is quite a drop — and either a good thing or a bad thing depending on whom you talk to.
I have been to a few grand openings for dispensaries before, but I had never seen one quite like Essence. When I pulled up there was a line out the door, and I kept thinking, this is going to take FOREVER (the process for checking a patient in for the first time can be a little onerous here in Nevada). I honestly considered leaving, but wanted to see how the process played out. I am glad I waited!