Governments and major corporations around the world are waking up to the big business – and resulting big taxes – of cannabis.
Here at American Consequences, we’ve been watching this issue with equal parts skepticism and interest since last summer.
That’s when financial analyst Matt McCall wrote us an essay titled The Future of Legal Marijuana for our “Butcher’s Guide to America” issue. As he concluded:
The opportunity for Midwest farms to mass grow marijuana is a huge opportunity if the country ever gets its act together and legalizes marijuana on the federal level.
Not only could it become an alternative to current crops that are distributed in the U.S., the international markets could lead to the U.S. being a major marijuana exporter. It is important for the U.S to become a leader in the industry soon.
Next month, we’re putting together an entire issue about this topic.
We’re asking the hard questions…
What does legal marijuana mean culturally? Can you make money if you invest in producers or growers today? What are the consequences for the U.S., its jails, and its politicians (remember, he didn’t inhale)? What will happen to the drug dogs? And is pot bad for you?
After all, the last time a plant got this much attention, it was the 1600s and tulip bulbs were in favor. Will this time be different?
And we also want to hear from you… What’s your biggest concern about legal marijuana? Do you see an investment opportunity? Write us here: [email protected].
Now here’s some of the latest news we’re reading…
Read our two most-shared articles of our February issue:
Do Dirty Socks Make You a Liberal? by Andrew Ferguson
It’s amazing what you think you can learn sorting the dirty laundry of 76 students at Berkeley. You just have to be a social scientist with a thesis to prove.
The Devil Drives Tesla by Alice Lloyd
Every promise Musk has ever made required a leap of faith. None of his save-the-world moonshot ideas has been ever much more than a dream. And yet there’s no shortage of otherwise rationally-minded men and women desperate to believe in him, even now.
Are folks across America finally catching on?
Thirty-five percent of Americans name the government, poor leadership or politicians as the greatest problem facing the U.S. This is the highest percentage Gallup has recorded for this concern.
Bernie’s back in…
“Three years ago, during our 2016 campaign, when we brought forth our progressive agenda we were told that our ideas were ‘radical,’ and ‘extreme.'”
Of course, this is what socialism gets you…
In a hyperinflationary economy, buying food becomes your one and only priority. But even for those in the business of selling food, hyperinflation is a losing game. Strict price controls mean that producing, distributing or commercializing food is either going to lead you to bankruptcy or if you sell at a profit, to jail.
Now the millennials have killed romance.
A fear-based culture among young people will make romantic love impossible to cultivate. And mounting evidence suggests that this is exactly the culture being created by today’s hyper-protective approach to life.
Why does the media keep falling for obvious hoaxes?
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, upset after a racist letter sent to the show’s studio didn’t get a “bigger reaction,” is suspected of paying two men to attack him a week later.
And let us know what you’re reading at [email protected].
Publisher, American Consequences
With P.J. O’Rourke and the Editorial Staff
February 20, 2019