Active advisor/investor, business strategist, consultant, markets commentator, author/publisher, CEO of Wile Group Ltd.
Founder and CEO of The Wile Group Ltd. in Toronto, Anthony Wile is a business strategist actively advising and investing in the cannabis industry and other promising sectors. Wile is the author of four well-received libertarian-leaning economics and investment books and publisher of numerous editorials and exclusive interviews. His writings and media appearances have been widely circulated via both mainstream and Internet-based media outlets. Mr. Wile is actively involved with several non-profit charitable foundations focused on advancing educational opportunities for disadvantaged children.
Ultimately, the marketplace will be defined as regulators decide, with input from special interest groups -- large distributors like pharmacies and liquor control boards, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Pharmacists Association etc. -- that have influence in helping to shape the law in their desired direction.
Cannabis cultivation operations are dumping sediment, pesticides, fertilizers and trash into the rivers, diverting water for irrigation which has left some riverbeds dry and others unable to sustain the wildlife that depend on the region's waterways, and killing large numbers of wildlife with rodenticides meant to keep rats out of the cannabis plants.
It is important to understand that neither President Santos nor others in Colombia's government (or other countries' leaders) have suggested we replace the failed war on drugs with a global "free-for-all." Rather, he suggests we replace what is now "a war on people who use drugs" with new and improved "drug control policies."
In a world committed to lowering our carbon footprint, the environmental and economic bottom line is that the current unnatural, environmentally unfriendly, high-cost producers are unlikely to succeed. This is the challenge of the Canadian/U.S. marketplace.