Dear Grumpyman,
My friends and I are seriously considering pitching in money to start a commune. I know you’re not a lawyer (are you?), but can you tell me what our first steps should be? We’re looking in West Texas. Namaste.
Totally Not Manson

Dear Non-Chuck,
You’re right; I’m not a lawyer. I also don’t know how someone could live piled up like cattle in a commune, but to each their own. Your best bet, as far as I can see it, is to empty out your hemp wallets, pool your cash, and form a non-profit organization, which will act as the legal owner of the land. When the peace and love turns to ego trips and teeth gnashing, be sure to sell the land and split the proceeds, or the gov’t will pop on in and gobble it all up.