US: Cannabis seminars promising how to get rich mostly a scam

Now that legal cannabis is becoming the next big thing in the United States, more people are searching for opportunities to get into the business of growing and selling weed.

But the Wolves of Weed Street are fully aware of this ambition, and apparently running scams in cities all across the country with the promise that they can teach folks to get rich in weed. They are bilking thousands of dollars from eager go-getters and not really offering any solid advice that will actually translate into profits and prosperity.

A recent report from CBS News finds that there are some fly by night cannabis seminars out there promising their pupils the inside scoop on how to make millions in the cannabis trade. They are more than willing to share their secrets with the public, as long as they cough up a substantial chunk of change in return. In some cases, these wannabe cannabis moguls are dropping $1,000 for a three-day class on cannabis commerce that promises to change their lives and put them on the fast track to riches. But the folks who buy in are finding out later that they are really no better off than before. 

Naturally, these scaminars are popping up in states where cannabis has been made legal. These are the spots where the most opportunity exists to gather naïve people excited about the possibilities of cannabis and the serious cash that is reportedly being made by all that get in on the ground floor.

Read more at forbes.com


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