Big Brother Needs Guidance

Big Brother Needs Guidance

January 08, 2020 Business Insight , Cannabis , Regulation

By Ryan Wagner

Over the past few months, your social media feeds have undoubtedly been riddled with news stories surrounding the marijuana plant in its various forms. First, it was an all-out blitz against a “vaping epidemic,” which not surprisingly began as an unfair attack upon nicotine products, then also-not-surprisingly turned out to be an issue with black-market THC cartridges. The lack of oversight on marijuana products feeds a robust black market. With the surge in new delivery methods, we end up with vitamin E acetate laced “carts” flooding the streets in States that refuse to legalize or regulate consumer goods in the multi-billion-dollar cannabis market. The media’s inability to research nuance doesn’t help matters either. A rush to get the “scoop” puts the entire US population at risk with faulty, half-baked stories blasted across mediocre local news stations nightly. Up until this point, I was never a tin-foil-hat-wearing “fake news” kind of guy. Now, it’s hard to ignore the outright lies and deception taking place on a massive scale before our eyes. Over the past few months, your social media feeds have undoubtedly been riddled with news stories surrounding the marijuana plant in its various forms. First, it was an all-out blitz against a “vaping epidemic,” which not surprisingly began as an unfair attack upon nicotine products, then also-not-surprisingly turned out to be an issue with black-market THC cartridges. The lack of oversight on marijuana products feeds a robust black market. With the surge in new delivery methods, we end up with vitamin E acetate laced “carts” flooding the streets in States that refuse to legalize or regulate consumer goods in the multi-billion-dollar cannabis market. The media’s inability to research nuance doesn’t help matters either. A rush to get the “scoop” puts the entire US population at risk with faulty, half-baked stories blasted across mediocre local news stations nightly. Up until this point, I was never a tin-foil-hat-wearing “fake news” kind of guy. Now, it’s hard to ignore the outright lies and deception taking place on a massive scale before our eyes. ..

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