In 1937, Popular Mechanics predicted that cannabis would be a “Billion Dollar Crop.” Ironically, the article was published at the same time Congress quietly banned farmers from growing it and Hearst launched his nationwide anti-marijuana propaganda campaign known as “Reefer Madness.” Thus began prohibition that would prevent Popular Mechanic’s prediction from coming to fruition. Until recently…
Now that 21 states have legalized medical marijuana, and four states and Washington D.C. have legalized it for recreational use, the industry-wide returns are already surpassing Popular Mechanic’s prediction. We can only imagine the economic upside when our politicians finally end the prohibition.
This special section, Pot Potentials: Politics, Profits and Prosperity is dedicated to the potential for cannabis to not only bring economic prosperity, but also to help preserve natural resources and create a healthier world. Some have said that the Future of Our Planet depends upon it.
With that in mind, this section presents a collection of features articles, commentary, videos and news from other sources having to do with current politics, economics, business opportunity and potential for prosperity in the cannabis sector.
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Snowden Bishop, Editor-in-Chief
Canadian cannabis companies, Aurora Cannabis and MedReleaf, join forces to create one of the largest vertically-integrated cannabis operations in Ontario
Cannabis industry was blindsided when news broke about the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) decision to ban the sale any food or dietary supplement containing CBD.
This week marks The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show’s 2nd Anniversary of broadcasting on terrestrial radio. The award-winning podcast is the first all-cannabis talk show to achieve nationwide network syndication.
Josh Crossney, founder of the nonprofit advocacy, JCanna, explains how he is bringing the science of cannabis into public awareness through his annual Cannabis Science Conference
Former Prosecutor, LEAP Board Member and international development specialist Inge Frykland knows the real cost of the drug war, at home and abroad.
The CARERS Act and a new coalition of conservative adversaries present an uphill battle on multiple fronts for Sessions’ war on marijuana states.
As the first comprehensive study to be conducted by a Federally sanctioned institution, the NAS study has potential to expose the fallacy of the classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance.
If the future of hemp-derrived CBD is looking bleak, take heart. The DEA ruling as published in this week’s Federal Registry does not make CBD illegal.
The CARERS Act has bi-partisan support in the Senate and House with 31 Congressional co-sponsors. Call your Representatives to get it passed.
It’s no secret that some of the most powerful corporations in the world have dumped millions of dollars into the coffers