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.