Sneak Peek: This Pirate Descends on Washington

Written By Adam English

Updated April 19, 2020

Today we’re bringing you something pretty unique from our resident cannabis expert, Jimmy Mengel.

Jimmy has traveled the globe researching and vetting cannabis companies for his readers for years.

Sometimes that puts him in the same room as some powerful people, and here is one of them. Read on for more and an exclusive interview video with former California Representative Dana Rohrabacher.

And, as always, you can sign up for the best analysis you’ll find on the sector.

Take care,

Adam English
Editor, Outsider Club

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Ahoy Crow’s Nesters,

I brought my Jeep to a stop in front of the steps of the Capitol Building…

The Congressman waved to me from those stairs he had descended countless times over his three decades in the House of Representatives. He smiled broadly as he climbed into my passenger seat.

“Hello Jimmy, thanks so much for the lift,” he said.

The congressman I was picking up was former California Representative Dana Rohrabacher. We had arranged to spend the afternoon discussing — of all things — cannabis law.

We drove through the nation’s capital and headed to the Gadsby’s Tavern, the famed 1785 watering hole where George Washington celebrated his inauguration along with fellow founding fathers John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

We walked into the tavern to meet some other high-profile guests for dinner and drinks, and dig deep into the world of cannabis investing…

Rep. Rohrabacher was one of the first major political figures to advocate for legalized marijuana. It was no easy task… he failed six times to pass his pro-cannabis bill. But then he finally got it done…

The Rohrabacher–Farr amendment passed in 2014, and has protected medical cannabis companies from being raided by the federal government ever since. It was the very first time that the House or the Senate voted to protect medical cannabis patients.

It was a watershed moment for the industry and paved the way for the current “green wave” of cannabis investing.

While we enjoyed old fashions and prime rib with our dinner party — sitting at George Washington’s favorite table — we had some very interesting discussions about the history of federal cannabis law. 

We also talked about Vladimir Putin strangling people with piano wire, Donald Trump’s fondness for legalized cannabis, and Ronald Reagan’s “Just Say No” drug campaign.

Rep. Rohrabacher has known them all very well. He spent the 80s working as Reagan’s speechwriter and even covertly delivered the famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech to the President. He was on the short list for Secretary of State for President Trump. He also arm-wrestled Putin in a drunken bet about who would win the Cold War (spoiler alert: he lost). 

I think you’ll enjoy this inside look at a historic figure who has seen so much. 

You can watch the video of our trip right here:

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Have a great weekend.



Jimmy Mengel
Investment Director, The Crow’s Nest

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