What My Wife (And I) Think About the “Cannabis Safety” Issue

In the world of issue management, you need to understand what the stakeholder questions and concerns are around a given issue to understand the balance of outrage and acceptance.                                         

–Issues Management Expert (source given below)

When I started this project on digging into the morality of pot stock investing, I went to several people who have significant expertise on the subject to help me.  One of those was the head of issues and crisis management at a major U.S. corporation.  I was once again impressed with this person’s deep and broad knowledge of issues management that can only come from decades of experience. In reviewing my morality of pot investing outline, she gave me the quote at the top of this article.

To be honest, during the process I fell in love with this world-renowned resource all over again.  And that’s a good thing – because she’s my wife.


D.R. on Varney & Co.: The Government Shutdown’s Biggest Impact…

As the current government shutdown now holds the undesirable distinction as the longest in U.S. history, there is growing concern in the market that further prolonging the shutdown will have a negative impact on the economy. On his regular Tuesday spot on Varney & Co., D.R. joined a discussion regarding the CEO of JPMorgan’s warning to Washington about the harmful effects extending the shutdown any longer could have, and the need to come together to make a deal.
I don’t think the government will tell you this, but I will…

D.R. also discussed, along with his fellow panelists, a revenue-boosting move for one of the biggest tech stocks on the market that could result in significantly higher profits. Their competitors are trying to keep up, but will it be enough? Click below to watch.