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August 22, 2014

Some Residents Of Brookline Are Offended

At least 100 Brookline, Massachusetts, residents have been offended and demand - demand I say, to have New England Treatment Access Inc.'s provisional medical marijuana license stripped from them for the heinous, heinous crime of Lack Of College Degree. Makes you shudder, doesn't it? "[T]he Globe reported that its executive director, Kevin Fisher, wrongly claimed on the dispensary applications that he had a college degree."

"Fisher resigned his position with New England Treatment last weekend, and the company assured state regulators he would have no further role in its operations." But that's not good enough - not yet a full pound of flesh. The entire team must be punished and purified of their sins. Nothing less than pillories on Boston Common at dawn will bring satisfaction.

This is all understandable. Here in California it's well known that a Ph.D. is required to either cultivate or dispense medical marijuana. That's why the medical marijuana entrepreneurs who have been hanging around Desert Hot Springs City Council meetings these last several months have raised the quality of the audience a little, with their polite, friendly, rational way of speaking that does not rise to the level of developer-smarmy.

Filed under Marijuana | permalink | August 22, 2014 at 08:57 AM


List of top 12 entrepreneurs that succeeded without a college degree.

1. Abraham Lincoln, lawyer, U.S. president. Finished one year of formal schooling, self-taught himself trigonometry, and read Blackstone on his own to become a lawyer.

2. Amadeo Peter Giannini, multimillionaire founder of Bank of America. Dropped out of high school.

3. Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist, and one of the first mega-billionaires in the US. Elementary school dropout.

4. Andrew Jackson, U.S. president, general, attorney, judge, congressman. Home-schooled. Became a practicing attorney by the age of 35 – without a formal education.

5. Andrew Perlman, co-founder of GreatPoint. Dropped out of Washington University to start Cignal Global Communications, an Internet communications company, when he was only 19.

6. Anne Beiler, multimillionaire co-founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. Dropped out of high school.

7. Ansel Adams, world-famous photographer. Dropped out of high school.

8. Ashley Qualls, founder of Whateverlife.com, left high school at the age of 15 to devote herself to building her website business. She was worth more than a million dollars by 17.

9. Barbara Lynch, chef, owner of a group of restaurants, worth over $10 million, in Boston. Dropped out of high school.

10. Barry Diller, billionaire, Hollywood mogul, Internet maven, founder of Fox Broadcasting Company, chairman of IAC/InterActive Corp (owner of Ask.com),

11. Ben Kaufman, 21-year-old serial entrepreneur, founder of Kluster. Dropped out of college in his freshman year.

12. Benjamin Franklin, inventor, scientist, author, entrepreneur. Primarily home-schooled.


Posted by: Russell Betts at Aug 22, 2014 9:58:36 AM

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