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09-11-2016, 04:37 PM #1
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During almost five years on the beat, patrolling some of the roughest parts of London, Mike Abbott arrested dozens of people for drug offences. 

As a young recruit he picked up people carrying cannabis on the street in areas such as Brixton, and later participated in undercover operations against major suppliers.

‘The stench of hash was becoming more prevalent,’ he says. ‘My job was to uphold the law and cannabis, like other drugs, was illegal.’

ree decades later, Abbott is a high-flying businessman. Yet given his background, there is a certain irony that his latest venture has seen him emerge as among the biggest legal cannabis dealers in the United States. 

For this former member of the Metropolitan Police now runs Columbia Care, the largest player in the emerging market for medical marijuana in the United States. Sale of the drug for such purposes is now permitted in 25 of the nation’s 50 states.

Abbott’s fast-growing firm – set up with a friend and former colleague from Goldman Sachs – 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...juana.html
09-11-2016, 04:50 PM #2
saviour12631 Member
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There are 1000 questions that need answers alone on this .. Connections .. how did a met officer have such "friends".. where did they meet .. how was this sanctioned ..
09-11-2016, 05:38 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Obviously he had a lot of inside information and teh moneys.

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09-11-2016, 06:02 PM #4
saviour12631 Member
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(09-11-2016, 05:38 PM)Octo Wrote:  Obviously he had a lot of inside information and teh moneys.

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But where does your e ery day police officer get the cash and make connections plodding the beat .. he obviously never had connections before joining up ??
09-11-2016, 07:46 PM #5
saviour12631 Member
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(09-11-2016, 06:02 PM)saviour12631 Wrote:  
(09-11-2016, 05:38 PM)Octo Wrote:  Obviously he had a lot of inside information and teh moneys.

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But where does your e ery day police officer get the cash and make connections plodding the beat .. he obviously never had connections before joining up ??

Wonder if we will find out if he is/was bent or not .
09-12-2016, 06:31 AM #6
White Ribbon call me
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Sounds bent to me..

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09-12-2016, 12:45 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Quote:It expects to grow more than five times as many plants next year, producing at least ten tons of the crop to harvest for more than 200,000 patients.

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That's a LOT of cookies and bong rips...

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
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09-12-2016, 12:48 PM #8
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Jeebuz H Christ, people are naïve.
09-12-2016, 12:49 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(09-11-2016, 06:02 PM)saviour12631 Wrote:  
(09-11-2016, 05:38 PM)Octo Wrote:  Obviously he had a lot of inside information and teh moneys.

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But where does your e ery day police officer get the cash and make connections plodding the beat .. he obviously never had connections before joining up ??

Quote:Yet Abbott, 52, admits most business friends thought he was ‘crazy’ when he told them he was entering the marijuana industry after a career in top-level finance – he worked for banks and a hedge fund after leaving the police. Old pals from those days on the beat just made jokes about dope dealing.

Quote:It was Abbott’s business partner Nick Vita who first heard about a medical marijuana firm. He tracked it down and was impressed after giving cannabis cream to his mother, who found it alleviated crippling rheumatoid arthritis.

The pair began as passive investors but now run the firm.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
09-12-2016, 03:01 PM #10
saviour12631 Member
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(09-12-2016, 12:49 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(09-11-2016, 06:02 PM)saviour12631 Wrote:  
(09-11-2016, 05:38 PM)Octo Wrote:  Obviously he had a lot of inside information and teh moneys.

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But where does your e ery day police officer get the cash and make connections plodding the beat .. he obviously never had connections before joining up ??

Quote:Yet Abbott, 52, admits most business friends thought he was ‘crazy’ when he told them he was entering the marijuana industry after a career in top-level finance – he worked for banks and a hedge fund after leaving the police. Old pals from those days on the beat just made jokes about dope dealing.

Quote:It was Abbott’s business partner Nick Vita who first heard about a medical marijuana firm. He tracked it down and was impressed after giving cannabis cream to his mother, who found it alleviated crippling rheumatoid arthritis.

The pair began as passive investors but now run the firm.

Jokes about dope dealing .. it's got bent written all over it ..
09-19-2016, 11:17 PM #11
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(09-12-2016, 12:48 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Jeebuz H Christ, people are naïve.

You don't say...

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Me too, at times.



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