Posts in category "Politics"

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America
Just One Reason I am Supporting 40AcrePharm A few months ago I received an email from a young man in New York. This is an excerpt from that communication.  I graduated from Amherst College with a Major in Economics and Chinese. I’ve worked for UBS in NYC and Switzerland as well as the London Stock... Read more »

Cannabis, Clout and Corruption

Cannabis, Clout and Corruption
I have been silent these past few months concerning cannabis but the odds are not in my favor. This past week I met up with some friends for great conversation and so-so wine.  A new acquaintance joined us and her story of woe drove me right back to the blogosphere and the cannabis chronicles. So,... Read more »

Rauner Licenses Cannabis but OOPS No Background Checks

Yes, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has gotten off the pot (te hee) and issued cultivation and dispensary licenses. There a few very relieved individuals, about 70 and if I had to guess some pending law suits. What I found very interesting was an article in the Chicago Tribune today that stated Rauner gave the licenses... Read more »
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Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold

Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold
You just have to know when to fold. Well readers we just folded our hand in the game of applying for a cannabis cultivation license. Most potential backers out there want to wait until you have a license to put money on the table. The few resources we found dried up at the last minute.... Read more »

Message to Big Pharma: Have a toke and a smile and shut the “f” up

Message to Big Pharma: Have a toke and a smile and shut the “f” up
Years ago Richard Pryor had this joke in which someone was talking to him and he really didn’t want to hear it. His reply was “have a coke and a smile and shut the f—-k up. I thought what a great tee shirt this would make. Have a toke and a smile and shut the... Read more »

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick
If you haven’t heard of worker cooperatives, you’re in the company of a lot of people. If you talk about this corporate structure at some cocktail parties, you might be labeled a socialist. Fear not what others might call you. At least you will not have to feel sorry for yourself for being called a... Read more »
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Mariano’s Market and Chicago Politics

I attended a meeting yesterday at the CHA offices. The heads-up went out by email from several quarters of the community late in the afternoon prior to the meeting. The topic that drew so many of us to 60 East Van Buren was the proposed Mariano’s Market on the old Ida B. Wells housing site... Read more »

Risky Business: Marijuana

Risky Business: Marijuana
I promised my readers that my next article would be on the risks associated with being in the legal (by state) marijuana business. Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug (having no medical efficacy, so they say) and illegal by federal laws. One of the consequences of that is that marijuana, be it... Read more »

Pot of Gold: Or the Outlook for Marijuana Business

Pot of Gold: Or the Outlook for Marijuana Business
This week the Congress Hotel was the site of the Canna Business Money Show. There is no doubt about it marijuana cultivating, dispensing and infusing in all manner of products is no hippie, long hair, bead wearing, beat up blue jeans and old Sargent Pepper reminiscent clothing industry. These were serious business people in attendance.... Read more »
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And They’re Off.. The Race to the Obama Library

In case you missed the announcement, The Barack Obama Foundation has released the request for qualifications to build the library memorializing our first black president. Competition is fierce. Hawaii is claiming their native son.  Sorry dunkoffs, Kenya is not under consideration.  Colombia University in New York would like to snag the bid to honor one... Read more »