Whether you like or loathe vanilla, you can't deny that it's everywhere and in everything. You might think that it would be great for cannabis to be "the new vanilla." It wouldn't. It would be terrible for North America's cannabis industry, and perhaps even worse for cannabis farmers in developing countries. I will explain this by analogy between cannabis and the "vanilla flavoring" industry.
The mission & vision statements of the cannabis industry's leading corporations are amazingly short-sighted. I understand that capitalism works because it harnesses humankind's selfish tendencies to the Greater Good. As Adam Smith wrote so eloquently in 1776: "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our… Continue reading Mission and Vision
The Thai Cannabis Corporation respectfully proposes a strategic plan for Thailand's cannabis industry, named: Cannabis: Thinking Big and Moving Fast (also conveniently called the "BigFast Plan"). Executive Summary, in Thai (PDF, 2 pages) Executive Summary, in English (PDF, 2 pages) Complete Plan, in Thai (PDF, 12 pages): กัญชาและกัญชง: คิดให้ใหญ่และเคลื่อนไหวให้เร็ว Complete Plan, in English (PDF, 12 pages)… Continue reading Cannabis: Thinking Big and Moving Fast (กัญชาและกัญชง: คิดให้ใหญ่และเคลื่อนไหวให้เร็ว)
A global collapse in the price of psychoactive cannabis -- a "Global Cannabis Price Collapse" -- is inevitable. Figure 1 (below) shows a typical graph of the revenues forecasted for the USA's psychoactive cannabis industry, 2018-2027 (from data published by BDS Analytics, Marijuana Business Daily, New Frontier Data and New Leaf Data Services). Figure 1: Typical forecast… Continue reading Global Cannabis Price Collapse
At least 113 different naturally-occuring chemical compounds classified as "cannabinoids" have been isolated from plants of the species Cannabis sativa L. Many of these affect the functioning of the human brain, which is the textbook definition of "psychoactive." However, when discussing cannabis, the word "psychoactive" tends to be used to describe only one such effect: "getting… Continue reading What is “psychoactive cannabis”?
I've started to create a presentation on the observed effects, on various metrics, of adult-use cannabis legalization in the first US states to legalize. The resources listed below are proving to be particularly helpful, so I thought that I would share them. If you have any other recent published sources of data & analysis that… Continue reading Effects of cannabis legalization
Perfect: This move by Canada makes it much easier for the Thai Cannabis Corporation's cannabis, when will be grown primarily outdoors, to meet Canadian standards. I just love it when a plan comes together.