MARIJUANA ENTREPRENEUR PLANS VAST POT BUSINSS ACROSS THE USA – Ex-Google Strategy Manager moves to raise $10 million in start-up funding to take his pot business from zero to hero as he plans to be bigger than the Coca Cola brand.
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Jamen Shiverly certainly has big plans for his marijuana venture despite the fact, by his own omission, has never smoke marijuana in his life.
The new brand, that could be as common as any KFC around the U.S, is Diego Pellicer, which was named after his great-grandfather and former U.S diplomat.
Already Jamen has managed to recruit one of Mexico’s former Presidents, Vicente Fox, hoping to openly trade legal marijuana across Mexico into the U.S.
While there is an intention to sell marijuana to anyone who wants it Jamen has reported that his real interests lie in the supplying of medicinal grade marijuana after studies indicated that it can help many people who suffer from differing aliments and helps to relieve pain.
Both the state of Washington and Colorado last year voted to legalise the use of ‘recreational’ drug and in particular the use of marijuana. Many marijuana advocates argue that smoking regular cigarettes or drinking alcohol is far more damaging to your health than smoking marijuana.
Many have also argued that the illegal drug trade, from Mexico to the U.S, involving marijuana would severely impact the drug cartels profits and there reduce crime.
There will always be two sides to this argument and those against will always argue that the use of marijuana will ultimately lead the young into experimenting and become addicted to other narcotics such as heroin or cocaine. However many marijuana users say this is simply not the case and that there are very few health issues to be had from smoking pot.
It’ll be interesting now if some venture capitalist come up with the $10 million seed funding and maybe in a few years we could see the brand Diego Pellicer become as common as a McDonalds.