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How Sane Cannabis Policy is Blocked by the Machine
April 24, 2017
The federal ban on cannabis is one of those policies which make living in Americ feel like the dark ages. It wastes tax dollars with enforcement, and it tramples states' rights to make their own laws. Worst of all though, it threatens legal businesses in sta ...
Why New Regulation Banning “Synthetic Marijuana” is Ignoring the Root Issue
April 07, 2017
The government's solution to every problem they create is to just pass more draconian rules on top of the immense pile of crap they have already dumped on Americans. The Drug Enforcement Agency will publish a new rule on Monday banning synthetic marijuana, s ...
Anthony Wile: Colombia grants first cannabis processing license, country poised for greatness
June 28, 2016
In the long-running global war on drugs, arguably no country in the world has suffered more than Colombia, where I have been doing business and living part-time for over 15 years. Violence, poverty, fear, destruction of families and communities, political uphea ...
Can the market handle legal marijuana?
March 23, 2016
Nixon Aide Reportedly Admitted Drug War Was Meant To Target Black People … pulls back the curtain on the true motivation of the United States’ war on drugs.  –Huffington Post ...
Anthony Wile: Why the World Needs White-Market Cannabis and How to Get There
February 20, 2016
In April, the leadership of all 193 UN member nations will gather in New York City for a UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, UNGASS 2016. This UN meeting can and probably will set a new policy direction for the global cannabis marketp ...
Mark Thornton: Cannabis Legalization Starting to Advance Rapidly
November 15, 2015
In 2016 we expect the UNGASS to issue a harm reduction recommendation where illicit drug consumption and possession would not be criminal acts that could lead to a prison sentence. This is a sane policy position. Prison sentences for illicit drug users are clea ...
President Juan Manuel Santos Positions Colombia to Take a Giant Step Forward
November 14, 2015
This week the government of Colombia took a giant step forward in its peace process. How? Well, if you haven't heard yet, Colombia announced it had formalized a legal framework to regulate the research and development, legal cultivation, processing and exportat ...
Quiet Law Enforcement Rebellion Rising Against DEA Stance
November 09, 2015
As the legalization of cannabis gains traction around the world, the US DEA and other federal drug warriors continue to fight a rearguard action and show little enthusiasm for full-blown marijuana legalization – and certainly not for other drugs. This may wel ...
Craig Jones: Post-Election Reflections on Cannabis
November 08, 2015
If the Liberal Party follows through as promised, it means the end of cannabis prohibition, which has two major implications: (a) the end of thousands of criminal records for cannabis possession – long understood to be more harmful than the use of cannabis it ...
Colombia Moves Further Toward Medicinal Cannabis Legalization
October 30, 2015
In an important step, Colombia is progressing toward legalization of medicinal cannabis with a decree that would "regulate the commercialization of products with bases of marijuana, coca and poppy." Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria stated the decree "is about ...
Australia Pops 'Pot Stocks' on News of Legalization
October 27, 2015
Well, it's happening, as we can see from this article. So let the deal-making begin. It's like any other deal-making, only the deals are cannabis deals, and that's just how it should be, given that the sector is likely maturing even more quickly than expected. ...
The Pre-Public Cure to Spoofing Madness
October 26, 2015
Here we go again. The sanctity of US markets is at risk. The free market has to be protected at any cost from the barbarians that seek to cause market failure. Of course, there is no such thing as market failure. A market is merely a creation of participants th ...
History Repeats: Cannabis Investors Would Be Wise to Remember That
October 24, 2015
As most readers of The Daily Bell are well aware, we at High Alert Investment Management are actively involved in investing in what we believe are the best opportunities for developing significant wealth over the next several years in the global cannabis indust ...
Marijuana Momentum in Mexico
October 23, 2015
We've been covering the momentum for cannabis legalization most recently in Canada where Liberal candidate Justin Trudeau claimed the office of Prime Minister with a platform that includes legalizing cannabis. Now comes word that Mexico's highest court will con ...
Cannabis Could Win Big in Today's Canadian Election
October 19, 2015
Elections, even hotly contested ones, can have major consequences and the upcoming Canadian federal election is no exception. It may end up with a victory for Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, and also for cannabis legalization. Medicinal cannabis is now leg ...
John Knapp: No Stopping This Cannabis Train Now
October 18, 2015
I think it is clear that this experiment here in Colorado has been an overwhelming success for all stakeholders. Teenage cannabis use is down, prescription pill overdoses are down, crime is down, some have suggested that fatal car crashes are down (although muc ...
Why British MPs May Support Legal Cannabis
October 15, 2015
The proverbial tide may be turning in Britain when it comes to legalization of cannabis. A government study has come to the conclusion that legalizing cannabis would be a tax windfall and also save £200m a year in various enforcement costs. The pressure is app ...
Doomsayers Doomed in Washington State Marijuana Debate
July 27, 2015
Legal recreational marijuana use in the state of Washington is now two-and-a-half-years old and retail sales of marijuana have been legal for one year. What are the results of this experiment? Who was wrong and who was right on legalization? A new study has bee ...
Portugal's Experiment in Drug Decriminalization Has Been a Success
July 10, 2015
This month, Portugal celebrates fourteen years of drug decriminalization. The grand experiment is now considered a happy success considering it was adopted out of desperation and in the face of dire warnings from proponents of the global drug war. What Led to D ...
Marc Victor: Increasingly Libertarian World Is a Reason for Optimism
May 17, 2015
Obviously, drug cases have had a huge impact on me because they are victimless crimes and they oftentimes carry mandatory minimum sentences along with them. Sometimes they're ridiculously long, outrageously immoral mandatory minimum sentences. I think it is an ...
The Legislatively-Induced Violence of the Drug War
May 02, 2015
The story of Robert Bates has covered the news wire for the past two weeks. A sting gone bad, with a "pay for play" volunteer reserve officer fatally shooting the subdued suspect. These facts have been known for some time, along with the details of the sting: a ...
Kansas Bureaucrats Kidnap Child After He Speaks About Medical Marijuana
April 27, 2015
A mother who uses medical marijuana to treat a chronic illness had her son taken from her recently after the child spoke up at his school about the health benefits of cannabis. On April 13, respected investigative journalist Ben Swann broke the heartbreaking st ...
Obama, 'The Wire' and the War on Drugs
April 20, 2015
For once, at least, President Obama put his finger on the serious consequences of an ill-conceived government policy. Just look what he told David Simon. The war on drugs is creating "harder criminals" who are unemployable and often offend again. "What we're do ...
Mark Thornton: UNGASS 2016 and the Enormous Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana
April 05, 2015
I wrote an article for Mises Daily where I pointed out that marijuana legalization in Colorado (and elsewhere) is basically the people nullifying federal and international law. There was a subtle dare in the article to President Obama to use federal resources t ...
Panic of Elon Musk: Cars Will Drive Themselves This Summer
March 21, 2015
We just covered Elon Musk's latest statements regarding self-driving cars and his prediction that in the not-too-distant future driving would be banned. Cars would drive themselves without human input. See here: "Tesla's Musk Continues to Restyle Himself as a T ...
Tesla's Musk Continues to Restyle Himself as a Tech Visionary. But Why?
March 18, 2015
Elon Musk is not your normal car company executive. Perhaps he's interested in the fundamentals of his auto enterprise but he's also given to making big pronouncements, ones that are increasingly futuristic. We recall he had ideas about building a "hyperloop" m ...
Senate Bill Introduced to Legalize Medicinal Cannabis: Ride the Wave
March 11, 2015
Believe us now? Meme watching is a skill. As soon as we detected the first "green shoots" of cannabis legalization we knew change was afoot. Change from the top down. It's important to re-emphasize. We use VESTS to discern what the internationalist power struct ...
How To Benefit When Colombia Becomes the Saudi Arabia of Cannabis Oil
March 06, 2015
Forget about ISIS, OPEC, the problems with hydraulic fracturing or fracking, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran as well as wars for oil and gas reserves and pipeline routes now going on throughout the Middle East and the Ukraine. The next oil rush will be cannabis oil fo ...
Cannabis Legalization: From Trickle to Torrent
March 02, 2015
We were among the first alternative media websites to announce the so-called war on drugs was ending and High Alert acted soon after that to pursue elements of what could reasonably be expected to coalesce into the "cannabis industry." At the same time, or near ...
Big Tobacco Will Bring Big Profits to Cannabis Entrepreneurs Positioned Now
February 23, 2015
For the most part, the alternative media has led the way when it comes to defining the parameters of the cannabis industry and its potential profits. As decriminalization and legalization have evolved, however, we've seen more articles like this one posted at B ...
Mainstream Media Hops on the Cannabis Express
February 11, 2015
Even now, many look on entrepreneurs in the cannabis space with mild derision. The industry has boomed so soon and multiplied into such a variety of opportunities that most people cannot foresee just how far or fast a cannabis venture can travel. Forbes, on the ...
John Knapp: A Pioneer in Medicinal Cannabis Shares Valuable Insights in a Profitable and Fast-Growing Field
February 08, 2015
I think we just need a little more time for things to gain momentum on the federal level. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and the Marijuana Industry Group (MIG) both bring an incredible amount of credibility and organization to this effort. Wi ...
Colorado's Windfall Could Help Speed Cannabis Legalization
February 05, 2015
Not long ago, cannabis was generally illegal and you could go to jail for a long time by smoking it. But now with legalization and decriminalization taking place in the US and elsewhere, cannabis is being touted as a government money spinner. In the case of Col ...
Normalization of a Meme: How Rand and Jeb Create a Dialectic Necessary for Cannabis's Legalization
February 03, 2015
Despite both a US and global movement toward legalizing cannabis, or at least decriminalizing medical cannabis, there hasn't been a lot of personalized political conversation. Yet it is often such anecdotal conversations that help create a dialectic to begin wi ...
Indian Tribes Advance Into Cannabis Cultivation, Though Gaming Model May Not Apply
January 30, 2015
Indian tribes are taking swift steps to involve themselves in cannabis cultivation and marketing. This takes place following regulatory and business advances that have made the Native American entrée increasingly feasible. The Daily Bell previously reported on ...
Legal Marijuana: This Powerful Trend Is Your Friend
January 27, 2015
Over a year ago, we reported that the cannabis industry was poised for a powerful industrial takeoff, and now this article – and others like it – confirm what we believed. This is no aberration. Over the next months and years there will be considerable addi ...
As Prohibition Unravels this Time, Hard Questions May Be Asked
January 22, 2015
A judge is about to rule on the dangers of cannabis and the ruling may well contradict the federal DEA when it comes to sustaining the position that it is as dangerously addictive as heroin. But there is a larger issue here, which is how fedgov arrived at such ...
Top Speculator Peter Thiel Makes a Big Bet on the Cannabis Industry
January 10, 2015
As we predicted long ago, cannabis is gradually emerging as an industry. Those of us who saw the opportunity knew the large money would be made as the market gradually developed venture-capital and IPO participation. That's what is occurring now. Ultimately, th ...
In the Race to 'Medicalize' Cannabis, Big Pharma Stumbles
January 09, 2015
The big problem with modern Western medicine is that everything has to be turned into a chemical before it can be marketed. No chemical, no profit, as no one can patent a plant. But if you can mimic the effects of that plant, without using the plant, or use the ...
Wade Davis: The War on Drugs Is a Predictable Failure
January 04, 2015
Like everything else in the process of social change, it doesn't happen overnight. Consider, for example, the environmental movement. When we were kids, just getting people to stop throwing garbage out of the car window was considered a great environmental vict ...
Reuters Shock: Fedgov Legalizes Cannabis Next Year?
December 26, 2014
This editorial informs us that people may be surprised what happens regarding cannabis next year ... legalization at a federal level. Are you surprised? Certainly, the Republican takeover of Congress may be widely seen as an impediment to further drug legalizat ...
Party On, Dow 18,000
December 24, 2014
You would think that this market would already have foundered. The US recovery is suspect. Government price inflation numbers and employment numbers are unreliable at best. Most importantly, this stock market boom has been going on since late 2009. That's aroun ...
Cannabis: Congress Swims Against the Tide in DC
December 11, 2014
This is a case of one step forward, one step backward when it comes to cannabis legalization. But in a sense the two occurrences we'll discuss here shed some light on the larger mechanism of legalization now taking place. The first occurrence is Congress steppi ...
What Happens If People Decide the War on Drugs Was Not Only Dysfunctional but Also False?
December 08, 2014
So it begins. In fact, we asked the question quite a while ago regarding the thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands in jail for using cannabis. "Where is the justice?" we asked. By phrasing the question this way, we positioned it as moral issue. And, yes, the ...
Another Marijuana Meme Sours: Cannabis Likely Doesn't Incite Violence After All
November 29, 2014
The meme of marijuana and violence is weakening. As this theme is discredited, cannabis decriminalization and legalization will surely continue to expand. Here at The Daily Bell we see this as an ongoing and even inevitable trend. Vox is the latest media platfo ...
Morgan Fox: How the Midterms Helped Turn the Tide Toward Legalization
November 23, 2014
Voters in Alaska and Oregon voted to make marijuana legal for adults and regulated like alcohol, and the cities of South Portland, Maine and the District of Columbia made possession of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults. A medical marijuana initiative ...
More Evidence of the Lucrative Cannabis Surge
November 19, 2014
Once again we have a lengthy article on the probability of legalization of cannabis in an important US region, in this case the District of Colombia. And where is the article appearing? In the establishment's favorite political newspaper, the Washington Post. A ...
Cannabis Industry Begins to Attract Institutional Interest
November 14, 2014
With so much going on in the fledgling cannabis industry it's difficult to know where to look next. But one of the big trends just getting underway surely has to do with growing institutional interest in the marijuana market. This is a predictable evolution of ...
Cannabis in Colombia: First, Regulating Medical Applications
November 13, 2014
It looks like medical cannabis is coming to Colombia – legally. This is ironic given the drugs wars that have been fought there and the country-wide convulsions that have resulted. The Colombia evolution certainly parallels that of other countries that have t ...
Look to the Alternative Media for the Future of Cannabis
November 10, 2014
Now comes The Economist magazine to predict what we mentioned numerous times months ago ... that eventually the cannabis industry will consolidate. What is interesting about this in retrospect is that it's a meme. Corporations, as we've pointed out numerous tim ...
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