Today's Canadian cannabis industry is extremely confused as the Trudeau Government constructs regulations to be rolled out next year for recreational cannabis. … To ensure that cannabis products are able to be fully accessed by Canadians seeking to use them for categorical relief and wellness purposes, federal, provincial and professional agencies must empower the naturopathic, homeopathic and other alternative medical communities to be able to authorize the use of cannabis products.
The global cannabis industry is maturing, but it hasn't yet outgrown the awkwardness of adolescence. It still doesn't know how to mind its manners. That's going to change, because incentives for it to start acting like a responsible adult are coming soon. At the very time the world is focused on limiting environmental pollution, the global cannabis industry is earning a reputation as an ecological vandal.
Americas Quarterly recently posed an open question: "What would you tell the next U.S. president about Latin America?" Responses from a diverse group were published in the journal's August "Memos to the Next President" issue. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos seized the opportunity to write about "an important matter for both of our nations and many other countries around the planet: the global drug problem" and express his "absolute conviction that the moment has arrived for the world to adopt a new approach in its drug control policies." I fully applaud the president's forward thinking and could not agree more.
The infamous Colombian “drug lord” of the past has been replaced by the savvy and respected businessman of the future. Anthony Wile is the Canadian born and bred entrepreneur, business strategist, author and global market investor who also is the prescient chief executive of Toronto-based PharmaCielo Ltd. Five years ago, at the same time as he completed his book, “Financial Freedom,” he determined that legalized cannabis was on the cusp of explosive global growth. From that recognition, he took the lead in reshaping Colombia’s position in the marketplace. Having done substantial business in Colombia, Anthony Wile recognized that the Latin American nation was in an ideal position to capitalize on the cannabis market, given a climate that, in every respect, was ideal. In addition to the ideal, year-round growing conditions in this equatorial country, a forward-thinking new government was in place to set the right direction from a regulatory, economic and business perspective.
Anthony Wile talks with Matt Kind, host of the CannaInsider podcast series "Interviews with the Leading Voices of the Cannabis Industry." In Episode 175, "Savvy Cannabis Investors Pivoting to Markets Beyond North America," Matt and Anthony discuss why investors are shifting their focus from domestic to international markets. Listen on iTunes here or via the audio link at CannaInsider.com.
Anthony Wile, chairman and CEO of The Wile Group, talks with Gord Long, host of Financial Repression Authority radio, about the emerging legalized cannabis industry, how global regulation will shape its future, and why Colombia is ideally situated, environmentally, politically and socially, to be a leader. (50 min.)