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poem: equity

poem: equity

take a chance at my disruption let me view your business plan embrace in our corruption if you approve my ideas I think a change is in hand exhale your truth whilst I twist the grinder that makes the stars brighten we can negotiate and I’ll sweeten the deal you may trace my throat, see […]

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

This post courtesy of David Downs of Smell the Truth, powered by Trumedia and SFGate: Travel writer Rick Steves, columnist Andrew Sullivan, and the folks who legalized cannabis in Oregon this year are among those slated to speak at the International Cannabis Business Conference Feb. 15 and 16 in downtown San Francisco. The event will […]

Dispensing Discrimination Against Dispensaries: Why is Medical Cannabis Signage Regulated?

Dispensing Discrimination Against Dispensaries: Why is Medical Cannabis Signage Regulated?

PHOTO: Phillip Pessar, Creative Commons Anywhere you drive in America, you are bombarded by strategically placed signage advertising a plethora of products to consumers on their daily commutes. Major retail chains and event centers advertise on billboards, along with alcohol and pharmaceutical companies. Businesses are allowed a certain amount of signage according to their community […]

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine There is no greater symptom of America’s failed war on some drugs than the continued prohibition of cannabis. With approximately 1:7 Americans illegally using the sacred herb (1:4 young people between the age of 15-25), no other greater impetus for law enforcement to invade citizens’ private spaces than in pursuit of […]

Hemp Industry Association (HIA) Conference in DC Sunday With Hemp Lobbying Day Monday

Hemp Industry Association (HIA) Conference in DC Sunday With Hemp Lobbying Day Monday

The 20th Annual HIA Conference is taking place on November 17 at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. and  HIA will lead a lobbying day on November 18th. It is not too late to register either or both. Invited and Confirmed Speakers: Tony Budden, Hemporium – South Africa – Hemp’s potential for sustainable change in Africa Kevin […]

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of “Lean In” fame came under fire (again) for being an out-of-touch opportunist. Despite its founder being worth an estimated $400 million, someone from the “Lean In” organization posted an ad for an unpaid intern. Thinking about the absurdity of a young woman providing unpaid help to an organization founded by […]

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

PHOTO: Women outside a Danone yogurt factory in Bangladesh Even though the Supreme Court has said corporations are “persons,” there are many who feel they have rights, but, unlike real people, very few obligations. As economist Milton Friedman said: “The sole purpose of business is to provide a financial return for their owners. By doing […]