Category: Criminal justice

A Note to Governor, Mayor and Legislators on Cannabis Equity

The recent debate over limiting cultivation licenses for cannabis in Illinois being pushed by current cultivators is enough to make me sick. The issue? Rich white men who invested in cultivation of medical marijuana won’t be able to make all the money they projected if other licenses are allowed. In other words cannabis equity (allowing... Read more »

A New and Terrifying Saint Valentine’s Massacre, 17 Dead in Florida School Ambush

At this moment our nation is in mourning for the lives of 17 young people and their teachers who were gunned down in Florida yesterday, a new and terrifying Saint Valentine’s Massacre. It is unfortunate that a country that has experienced 18 of these such events this year alone will probably do not a damn... Read more »

Put Them on the Reservation for Racists

Put Them on the Reservation for Racists
Like many Americans I’ve been following Facebook because what we’ve been getting on network news is well…. bupkis, especially about things like the Dakota pipeline. Unfortunately while covering things like the DPL and Dr. Jill Stein in her quest to bring a level of truth to our voting, I also see the hate filled actions... Read more »
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War on Drugs

Most of us assume that drugs that are labeled illicit or dangerous have always been thought of as dangerous or harmful. Not so. This comic strip is about the war on drugs.

Pot, Penalties and Prison

Pot, Penalties and Prison
Pot and hemp are coming out and it’s about time!   It’s no secret that I’ve been a supporter of cannabis for many years. This past October I spoke in San Francisco at the social capital markets conference on the topic of using the huge revenue stream to support social causes like providing scholarships for... Read more »

SOCAPTV - The Intersection of Cannabis and Social Impact Investing

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I had the pleasure of presenting at the SoCap2015 in San Francisco this month. It’s the one place I can talk about social investing and people don’t look at me like I’m speaking Martian. The SoCap is the largest conference of its type. In fact over 2500 investors and entrepreneurs  gathered at Fort Mason on... Read more »
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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 »

Whose Piloting the Cannabis Ship Since Morgan Parachuted Out?

Whose Piloting the Cannabis Ship Since Morgan Parachuted Out?
Bob Morgan, the current head of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot project is stepping down. Things that make me go hmmm??? Mr. Morgan stated that it had been a pleasure to serve. I can’t help but wonder if he is considering any possibility of the many lawsuits and (hopefully) investigations into the licensing procedure leading... 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 »
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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 »