Opinion | Common Ground: Political Unity Around Federal Cannabis Prohibition Relief

Benzinga Cannabis , Benzinga Contributor (Originally published on Benzinga Here) By J Smoke Wallin In 1925, five years into Prohibition, journalist H. L. Mencken wrote,  “There is not less drunkenness in the Republic but more. Not less crime, but more. There is not less insanity, but more. The cost of government is not smaller, but vastly greater. …

Standing Up: A Personal Journey To The Legal Cannabis Industry

I never imagined I’d be writing about this topic. For 25 years, I’ve enjoyed an amazing journey as a serial entrepreneur building companies and brands, leading companies in the beer, wine and spirits, distribution, and technology industries. The alcohol industry has been good to me and to my family. Other than a little exposure in …