J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 06-10-2018

Licensed Producers & Legalization: Surging Numbers, Crony Capitalism, & Acquisitions – Cannabis Life Network

As of writing, there are 91 licensed producers in Canada with a backlog of over 400 applications, and the already-licensed producers are taking advantage while their would-be competitors are stuck in bureaucracy. Between 2016-2017, Health Canada licensed almost five times as many producers, and 2018 has seen seven licensed producers so far. Emerald Health Farms is the latest, getting theirs yesterday, but investor fatigue has been on the rise a.s more and more producers get licensed and go public. To line up supply deals for both medical and recreational cannabis. Keep in mind that currently, LP weed is medical, but with the recreational market estimated at two to three times the size of the medical market, you can bet the licensed producers are doing everything they can to get a piece of that bigger pie. 

As Canada marches towards cannabis legalization, we are seeing examples of crony and predatory capitalism, as former cops and politicians are suddenly opening their own cannabusinesses and large LP’s try to buy up all of their competition. Aurora Cannabis received final approval for its takeover of CanniMed. Cannabis activists who fought for legalization are worried by the monopolistic behaviour and profit-over-people mentality of some of these licensed producers. Medical cannabis is mail-order only, which means that no cannabis storefronts or dispensaries can sell it. Cannabis laws vary from province to province, and even city to city in some cases. 

Ontario has left its door open to receiving cannabis from all sizes of producers from all across the country, whereas Quebec seems like it will only be supplied by six large producers. In BC, recreational cannabis will be sold at a mix of private and public stores, but the Liquor Distribution Branch will handle online sales. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”producers”,”medical”]
Source: https://cannabislifenetwork.com/licensed-producers-legalization…

Delingpole: Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. Not.

If you mean Stalin and Chairman Mao,they didn’t kill millions for Communism,they killed millions to stay in power and indifference to human suffering. Although Marx’s acolytes will never accept it, Stalin was not perverting his hero’s vision. Violence had formed part of Marx’s worldview from the very beginning. ‘There is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated,’ wrote Marx in 1848, ‘and that way is revolutionary terror’. Here is Marx a year later, addressing his conservative adversaries: ‘We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you,’ he writes. ‘When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror. The truth is that Marx’s vision was inherently violent. 

It’s about anti-logic: the kind, you might almost say, that collapses under the weight of its own contradictions. It’s about ignoring the obvious truth, for example, that if a troublesome intellectual like Marx had had to live under any of the totalitarian regimes he inspired – Stalin’s Soviet Union, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, etc – he would quickly have found himself dead in a ditch with a bullet in the back of his head, or, at best, in a mental institution. Still, it was good to learn from Sandbrook’s piece that this appalling man didn’t have it easy in his life. Even as he was working on three volumes of Das Kapital, he was complaining to friends about the ‘carbuncles on my posterior and near the penis, the final traces of which are now fading, but which made it extremely painful for me to adopt a sitting and hence a writing posture’. In his darkest moments, the man who called for a world revolution spent his time attacking the pus-filled boils on his bottom with a cut-throat razor. 

Keywords: [“Marx”,”how”,”Stalin”]
Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/05/delingpole-happy…

This conglomerate is compromised of 25 booming companies fully registered in the United Kingdom. These are social Enterprise companies that aim at making available basic services to the most disadvantaged communities in and around the globe begining with Uganda with head offiçe at Kitintale, Kampala. The compassionate Capitalism philosophy used by development channel is relatively new to Africa and Uganda in particular. Simply put, it’s where you get paid for making a purchase. Starting with Uganda as the base in Africa, Charles Lambert, the founder of this organisation and chairman of foreign investors in Uganda, has stimulated the local population by opening up the opportunity to become a shareholder in this conglomerate through a one time risk free investment. 

How this works:Through the one time purchase of the amazingly unique NoDropout iPad,at only 1,008,000Ugx, you get two after-sale benefits freely from the company. This opportunity is opened up to a limited number of individuals. Besides being a shareholder, members will be opened up to various services offered by each individual company within the conglomerate. Students will have the opportunity to earn an income after accomplishing tasks which will be sent to them on the app being designed and unique to Development Channel. There are also teacher programs, single parent services, travel services and opportunities, startup capital financing with no collateral, house construction services just to mention but a few. 

Development channel is also going to be among the largest employers in Uganda by making available 5000 jobs in the call center being established in Bukoto, Uganda. Hurry to take up this risk free investment opportunity and earn a consistent monthly income while the opportunity lasts. 

Keywords: [“Uganda”,”opportunity”,”services”]
Source: https://steemit.com/uganda/@menorah/compassionate-capitalism