Their investigative articles just get better each week.
Here’s the intro to their article
How Corporate Cannabis Uses the Dirtiest Plays in Politics to Shut Out Legacy Operators and Home Growers
The principles of a free market economy are those of equal inclusion and potential. Competitive edges are gained through hard work, insight, and strategy—not leg-ups and backdoor deals. Wherever there is widespread leveraging of Federal or State Regulations that benefit only prominent players, an Oligopoly is never far behind.
An oligopoly is a system of big players who can collaborate to increase barriers that new players must pass before entering an industry. They stifle creativity, drive prices up, and grow exponentially in power as their market share does—think of the two or three companies who can afford to run TV spots for beer; you begin to see a picture of where the once-hopeful cannabis industry is headed.
Read full article at. https://beardbrospharms.com/2021/11/corporate-cannabis-playing-politics/
And as Lawyer David Feder writes on Linked In
While there are definitely some good ethical companies on this list, the old adage comes to mind: Watch the company you keep…
Take a look at the USCC’s founding members, read the attached article, and draw your own conclusions:
American Trade Association of Cannabis and Hemp
Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine
Cannabis Trade Federation
Canopy Growth Corporation
Columbia Care Inc.
Cresco Labs Inc.
Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce
The Grove Cannabis Dispensary
Headcount’s Cannabis Voter Project
iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.
LivWell Enlightened Health
Marijuana Policy Project
Native Roots Cannabis Co.
1906 New Highs
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Veterans Cannabis Project
Vicente Sederberg LLP