HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Op-ed: Cannabis investors are about to ride a legislative tailwind in Washington
Investors should heed the words of the cannabis iconoclast as they consider if, and most importantly when, to invest in the nascent, but booming U.S. cannabis sector. This past week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer talked about near-term cannabis legislation that could fast track "the ride," and was seemingly passing out the schedule for when investors should punch their tickets. Cannabis reform on the federal level, despite its complexities is long overdue. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued a joint statement that unequivocally confirmed that the passage of cannabis reform legislation in this Congress is a priority of the new leadership. Their plan is to release a new omnibus cannabis reform bill that will address de-scheduling and/or de-criminalization of cannabis at the federal level (allowing states to regulate cannabis under their current regulatory regimes).cnbc.com
Stakes high as Johnny Depps libel case against UK tabloid closes
LONDON Johnny Depps libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard wraps up Tuesday after three weeks of court hearings that dissected a toxic celebrity love affair. Depp is the claimant in the civil case, NGN and Wootton are the defendants and Heard is their main witness. To defeat Depps libel claim, the newspaper must persuade the judge that, on the balance of probabilities, its story was accurate. Heard blamed one of the couples two Yorkshire terriers, but Depp suspected Heard or one of her friends was to blame. Stephens said that if Depp loses in London, hes almost certain to lose that American case.