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  • John Boehner: From Speaker Of The House To Main Marijuana Pitchman

    The writing is on the wall and everyone is looking to cash in:

    WASHINGTON — John A. Boehner, the former speaker of the House, once stood second in line for the presidency and staunchly against legalized marijuana. Now you can find the longtime Republican standing before a wall-size photo of the Capitol, making an online infomercial pitch for the cannabis industry.

    “This is one of the most exciting opportunities you’ll ever be part of,” Mr. Boehner says in an endlessly streaming video for the National Institute for Cannabis Investors. “Frankly, we can help you make a potential fortune.”

    Mr. Boehner’s pro-weed epiphany coincides with the prospect of a payday as high as $20 million from the industry he once so vigorously opposed. He sits on the board of Acreage Holdings, a marijuana investment firm whose sale to a cannabis industry giant hinges on Mr. Boehner’s ability to persuade Congress and the federal government to legalize, or at least legitimize, marijuana.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/u...-cannabis.html
    "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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    Are there any marijuana industry stocks or funds you like?
    "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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    • #3
      Oh, now that they realize they can get some the money, they're ok with it.

      hypocrites.
      "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

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      • #4
        http://www.justput.com/forum/forum/o...bbying-for-pot

        Pete (doesn't mind reposts)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
          I can't bump that one.
          "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skooly View Post
            Are there any marijuana industry stocks or funds you like?
            Not yet, but I feel like if I don't get educated and invested quickly it will be like missing Amazon in 1997. A recession will only make it even better.

            I predict when the history is written about our time there will be a saying close to "Give them weed and Kardashians."

            Steve (doesn't want to miss the boat)
            Last edited by Mr. Raceboy; 06-13-2019, 08:51 PM.
            "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jared View Post
              Oh, now that they realize they can get some the money, they're ok with it.

              hypocrites.
              Of course, but there are worse things to shill for.

              Legalizing marijuana at the federal level is really the first step towards ending the war on drugs and if it take hypocrite shills to get it done, so be it.
              Last edited by Mr. Raceboy; 06-13-2019, 09:46 PM.
              "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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              • #8
                Don't invest in marijuana just yet:

                https://psmag.com/economics/the-erup...tys-own-making

                THE ERUPTION OF ILLEGAL WEED DISPENSARIES IN L.A. IS A PROBLEM OF THE CITY'S OWN MAKING

                Despite owning one of the largest cannabis markets in the world, Los Angeles officials were ill-prepared for the legalization of recreational marijuana earlier this year. As a result, unlicensed dispensaries have been popping up throughout the city at a rapid clip, and now dwarf their licensed counterparts in number.

                Los Angeles' online registry of licensed dispensaries lists only 169 authorized pot shops, but Curbed reports that an estimated 1,700 dispensaries operate across the city without a license. A glance at the site Weedmaps reveals dozens of dispensaries in downtown L.A., while the map on the city's website shows only five. Unsurprisingly, crackdowns have ensued. As of September, the Los Angeles Police Department has charged 515 people with crimes in connection with raids on 105 allegedly unlicensed dispensaries, according to LAist. They face up to six months in prison and fines of a thousand dollars.


                https://blog.norml.org/2019/06/13/pe...cal-marijuana/

                Pennsylvania could cap prices on medical marijuana

                All of the state programs are independent and in various stages of maturity. Prices, even for closely similar products, have a wide range. Confused consumers are often paying $1000 per month at dispensaries, sometimes a lot more.

                Now, a single paragraph buried in Pa.’s medical marijuana law will start bringing some transparency to consumer-level prices. It could also have a profound influence on medical cannabis products nationwide.

                Voila; Section 705 of Pa. Act 16:

                Prices.
                The department [of Health] and the Department of Revenue shall monitor the price of medical marijuana sold by grower/processors and by dispensaries, including a per-dose price. If the department and the Department of Revenue determine that the prices are unreasonable or excessive, the department may implement a cap on the price of medical marijuana being sold for a period of six months. The cap may be amended during the six-month period. If the department and the Department of Revenue determine that the prices become unreasonable or excessive following the expiration of a six-month cap, additional caps may be imposed for periods not to exceed six months.

                These 105 words grant Pennsylvania the first statutory mandate in the country to directly affect the cost of cannabis. No other state gets a place at the table – with the permit holders – for the price fix.
                https://mjbizdaily.com/legal-dried-c...compete-price/

                Legal dried cannabis in Canada struggles to compete with illicit market on price

                Dried cannabis in Canada’s legal market is significantly more expensive than it is in the illicit market, according to new crowdsourced data collected by Statistics Canada.

                ...

                Canadians paid 56.8% more for dried cannabis in legal channels than they did from illicit sources since legalization last October, according to the data.

                ...

                Since Oct. 17, 2018, consumers purchasing dried cannabis through legal channels paid 9.99 Canadian dollars ($7.47) per gram on average, compared with buyers from illicit sources who paid an average of CA$6.37 per gram.

                As the price of cannabis rose sharply since legalization, sales across the country have ranged between lackluster and terrible.
                Pete (would invest in the black market if he could)







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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
                  Taxes drive black markets in everything and the king will kill you if you don't pay the tribute. Just ask Eric Garner.

                  "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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