It's Going to Happen and You Need to be Ready

Written by Ryan Stancil
Posted August 17, 2019

With the speed of today's news cycle, it’s easy to miss a story as it comes and goes. This is especially true as we plunge into election season, with the democrat contenders of 2020 going out and trying to convince voters that they’re right for the job. 

One week, we were talking about one contender attacking another’s record on crime. 

Another week, it was repeated coverage on an embarrassing gaffe during a speech. 

On a recent slow day, news obsessed over how candidates ate turkey legs at the Iowa State Fair. 

With all of these stories coming and going as they do, it’s easy to miss something. 

And that’s exactly what happened with one democratic candidate and his plan for making marijuana legal. 

In Case You Missed It 

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared on the popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast. The two had an hour-long, freeform conversation that covered a number of topics. At one point, the conversation focused on the status of legal marijuana in many states. Specifically, Senator Sanders was asked what could be done to make it legal at the federal level. 

His response covered areas that you might already know about if you frequent these pages. Namely, he talked about the absurdity of how marijuana is considered to be as deadly as heroin. He also mentioned how, for years, the criminal justice system has pursued those who have been found to be in possession of the drug. His response to the question ended with the following words: 


“You can argue the plusses and minuses of marijuana, but marijuana ain't heroin. So we have to end that and that's what I will do as President of the United States. I believe we can do that through executive order and I will do that."


This was a position that the senator held when he ran for president in 2016. If you remember, he was seen as something of an outlier for it. Now, for the 2020 election, his views on legal marijuana are about as mainstream as you can get. In fact, he was quick to point out how you can find billboards advertising corporations selling marijuana in Nevada and California, among other states. 

It just goes to show you how fast things can change in such a short amount of time. 

I know that everyone has opinions on Senator Sanders and his policies. Regardless, he isn’t the outlier when it comes to his stance on marijuana during this election cycle. The majority of the 2020 democrats hold the same views, that marijuana needs to be legal at the federal level. 

This stands in stark contrast to what we saw just four years ago. And it’s in line with popular opinion among adults throughout the country. If nothing else, it’s the best example of the cultural shift that will see federally legal marijuana in the United States in the very near future. 

As of now, the Trump administration doesn’t seem to have a plan to make marijuana legal at the federal level. That could change over the next year. Because support for legalization is rising even among republican voters. It’s an issue that’s going to come up time and again until it reaches its natural conclusion. 

How It Helps You

Given the way the trend has been developing for the past few years, it should come as no surprise that companies are getting ready. 

And thanks to a recent development, they have the window of opportunity they need to take advantage. That means you have the window you need to make money on legal marijuana. 

In his newest report, Jimmy Mengel outlines the end of Patent 507, the very thing that let the government control the cannabis industry. 

Its demise means that one very profitable part of the marijuana sector is set to thrive very soon. There are three companies in particular positioned to climb thanks to their offerings. 

All the details can be found in Jimmy’s report. The end of marijuana prohibition in the U.S. is already underway. Don’t miss out on your chance to use that to your advantage. 

Keep your eyes open,

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Ryan Stancil
Contributing Editor, Outsider Club

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