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Ex-Gov Turned Cannabis CEO: Pot Legal Across US by 2024

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who runs a publicly traded marijuana products company called Cannabis Sativa, Inc. (stock symbol CBDS), predicts that pot will be legal throughout the United States within 10 years and that by then 20 percent of all legal pharmaceuticals will be cannabis-based.

Johnson, a Republican governor in 1995-2003 and a Libertarian presidential candidate in 2012, told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Thursday that marijuana already competes directly with legal, opium-based prescription pain medicines.

With recreational marijuana now permitted in two U.S. states, Washington and Colorado, where the medical-marijuana movement helped pave the way, Johnson said he was skeptical at first about the medicinal claims made on marijuana’s behalf. [Read More]

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Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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