Monday, June 28, 2010

"Hedge Fund Managers Smoking Out Opportunities In Emerging Market Of Legalized Weed "

From DealBreaker:
Americans spend roughly $25 billion a year on marijuana, according to the Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron, which gives some idea of the popularity of this drug. Eventually, we might be talking about a sizable sum of tax revenue from its sales as medicine, not to mention private investment and employment. A spokesman for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws says hedge fund investors and an assortment of financial service firms are starting to call around to sniff out opportunities. “We’re past the days when people call here to ask if marijuana will give men breasts,” says Allen St. Pierre, the executive director of NORML. “Now, the calls are from angel investors, or REITs — people who are looking for ways to invest or offer their services.”
Also, out of nowhere, and as though she maybe has an ax to grind is this lady, slamming business schools for not adequately preparing people to sell pot....MORE