Thirty years after Pablo Escobar’s reign of terror, legal cannabis is rewriting Colombia’s story…
During his bloody reign of terror as the Medellin Cartel leader, Pablo Escobar spent seven years on Forbes‘ “World’s Richest People” list.
From high in the mountains of Colombia, in a massive, impenetrable compound he built for himself, Escobar brought death and destruction. All while living a life of luxury only associated with royalty.
For decades, beginning in the 1970s, Escobar flooded the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean with millions of tonnes of cocaine. And he terrorized his home country, waging a de-facto war against the government.
He ordered over 200 bombings across Colombia, wiping out anyone who would oppose him.
The scenes of destruction played out almost daily on the evening news here in the U.S. I remember the images of caved-in city buildings, twisted metal, and scorched cars vividly.
It’s hard to forget, and I know I’m not alone.
To this day, if you ask most Americans what comes to mind when they think of Colombia, they will tell you cocaine – or Pablo Escobar.
But what people forget is that Pablo Escobar’s story ended in 1993. And time doesn’t stop. People and nations carry on.
The proud people of Colombia have used the last 30 years to completely change the country economically and politically.
And what I’m going to tell you next about Colombia could offer you the chance at lucrative and legal cannabis ventures…
Post-Pablo Colombia Is Nothing Like You Think It Is
It may surprise you to hear, but post-Pablo Colombia is not some despot nation.
Colombia is an upper-middle-income economy – one of Latin America‘s largest. And it has been for decades now.
The country is rich in natural resources. Agriculture and commodity-driven industries are a large part of the economy, with petroleum, coal, gold, and coffee as the top exports. Industries such as textiles, cut flowers, and services such as telecommunications and tourism, are also strong economic components.
Friends I know that visited Bogota last year before COVID-19 struck told me the food is a delight. The music is pure joy to listen to, the architecture is stunning, and the landscape is breathtaking, with fantastic beaches and beautiful mountain vistas.
Of course, you wouldn’t know that just by keeping tabs on the country through popular culture. The Cartel Country moniker is hard to shake.
That also means most people still think investing in Colombia is a huge risk.
But as they say, the greater the “perceived” risk, the bigger reward.
This Colombia-Focused Cannabis Company Offers Incredible Opportunity
Colombia’s remarkable turnaround is now offering you an amazing moneymaking opportunity.
It may surprise you to know that out of Colombia’s incredible rebirth has grown a massive cut flower industry.
Seven out of ten flowers sold in the U.S. – like roses and carnations – come from Colombia.
Now, thanks to its progressive marijuana laws, the country is quickly becoming well-known for another type of flower.
And one company has seized the opportunity to disrupt the entire cannabis cultivation market thanks to Colombia’s perfect cultivation climate – Clever Leaves.
In fact, Colombia’s growing conditions are so optimized that this company can produce cannabis of consistent quality for roughly nine-times cheaper than its U.S. and Canadian competitors.
It could undercut the global market by producing a gram of cannabis for $0.20, while Canada’s average cost to produce the same gram in 2019 was $1.80. All without impacting its profit margins.
Simply put, Clever Leaves could soon become the number one supplier of cannabis flower and extracts in the world.
Clever Leaves is still a private company, but I wanted to let you know about them now because there’s a new way for cannabis companies to IPO that I’m very excited to tell you about, and Clever Leaves is part of that story.
Until then, there are plenty of great cannabis companies out there for you to invest in today. In fact, you can find our recommendations for the best cannabis stocks to own right here.
We’ll talk again soon,
Executive Director, National Institute for Cannabis Investors
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October 05 2020