When the economy is down beer sales are up. When folks are dealing with layoffs and house devaluation they turn to a natural remedy in Natural Ice. Just as the sale of beer is on the increase during the downturn so is entrepreneurship. One idea to put a little extra cash in your pocket is to start making your own beer. Downtrodden people are buying cheap beer anyway and if you take your household beer to Boulder it’s an easy sell. The good Boulder natives love themselves some offshoot no name brand beer.
If your beer begins to gain an acquired taste, you may be in a position to expand thus, creating jobs. The multi-faceted musician Kid Rock is doing just that for his struggling native land of Michigan. Drinks Americas and Kid Rock have established “The American Bad Ass Beer Company”. According to a February 17th Associated Press article, “The Michigan Brewing Co. plans to invest $7 million in the new product line,” and “will add jobs”. The Michigan Economic Growth Authority approved a nearly $723,000 tax credit over seven years for the brewer. Incentives are evident for those willing to take a chance on a pretty sound investment. Drinks Americas is accepting advanced orders now if you’re looking to capitalize on a musician’s name commonly associated with beer. Distributors should call Charles Davidson at 203-762-7000. And be on the lookout Detroit for Eminem’s new medical marijuana company called M&M!
Utilizing the consumption of beer is one idea to make some money in a struggling economy but what about the other side of the mind altering coin? Opponents of general beer consumption are beginning to argue that drinking beer helps to promote the “Bubba Effect”. The “Bubba Effect”, a concept given momentum by Glen Beck of Fox News, is more or less the rise of individual militias across the nation. Translation - general NASCAR fans who have lost all confidence in their government and are taking matters into their own hands. Alcohol adversaries are suggesting the legalization of marijuana as a way of generating cash flow as well as enlightening the mood of the nation.
Medical marijuana is legal in Colorado but is not as accepted as it is in California. The Golden State is essentially operating in the red right now. San Francisco’s Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is proposing the total legalization of marijuana to adults 21 and older accompanied by a hefty sales tax to offset the burden. Federal government statistics put an annual illegal sale of pot in the state at $14 billion. “I think here in California, we understand $14 billion is something that can’t be blown off. The state deserves to have a piece of it,” said Ammiano.
Marijuana cannot be legalized for two reasons. Number one, drug cartels are not going to simply give up their tax free cash crop without a fight. Most would agree that plenty of violence already exists in and around the nation’s southern border. Number two, human beings cannot be compensated for time. A lot can happen to a person in two years and a lot can happen to a person in prison. How do you tell the millions of people who have served time or simply lost work due to a marijuana possession that all is forgiven?
It’s time to forget about the legalization of marijuana. It’s time for all proponents to jump through the ever growing loop hole and get a medical marijuana prescription. Right here in Colorado right now one can obtain a medical marijuana prescription and can legally grow up to six plants for themselves. One can then become a caregiver and can grow an additional six plants for every new “patient” they obtain. New “patients” would consist of those folks perhaps living in apartments and not able to grow their own marijuana. We are all familiar with the prescription drug commercials that start by saying, “Tell your doctor…” Well, it’s that easy. Marijuana treats many ailments from arthritis to depression. So if you’re an entrepreneur looking for a sound investment, try starting a new legitimate medical marijuana pyramid scheme.