Business Insider: Stocks to Trade Ahead of Historic Paul-Frank Marijuana BillSubmitted by telepathic on Fri, 07/01/2011 - 06:23
Here are some interesting investment ideas for investors who believe that Ron Paul and Barney Frank's Marijuana Bill will pass the House. Personally, I think there are far too many vested interests and lobbyists in Washington for something as obviously pro-American, Democratic, and Libertarian as this bill is to actually pass; but in a desperate attempt to make the nation's politicians appear human the bill will likely head towards a Hail Mary vote anyways as a Mea Culpa of sorts which everyone can agree on voting against before it ever gains serious attention. While I commend both Ron Paul and Barney Frank for taking a bipartisan and unbelievably patriotic lead on this tremendously important issue, I have to put my investor and odds-making hat on to begin viewing the investment landscape a bit differently now that pot may be made legalized. While the analysts say this will never pass, one day a truly Democratic society as great as ours' must embrace all cultures and ways of life -- is it fair to make a religious, medicinal, spiritual, and healthy endeavor a crime simply because some people don't understand this substance?