* Mark Maxwell…
Dozens of social media posts and promotional videos posted online reveal State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, a Chicago Democrat, is looking to cash in on cannabis and go “riding the wave with the rich” in the final days leading up to a highly anticipated vote that could legalize recreational marijuana for adult use in the state.
Since her re-election victory in November 2018, Van Pelt has launched an aggressive social media campaign recruiting potential investors to attend her seminars. Tickets for her upcoming events are listed on Eventbrite at a non-refundable rate of $99.95.
“You’re going to learn how to invest in the stock market and what cannabis companies are viable,” Van Pelt said in a video she posted online to promote Wakanna, a company she co-founded last month along with three other women.
In one post, Van Pelt says you can purchase cannabis stock at $0.72 cents per share. In another post, she urges potential investors to “move expeditiously” and “imagine going from $0.02 cents a share to $60 a share in three years,” which would be a 3,000 percent return on investment.
She also claimed she nearly doubled her money in a matter of roughly three weeks. […]
Van Pelt’s insinuation was “totally inappropriate,” a top ranking member of the Legislative Black Caucus told WCIA. Speaking on a condition of anonymity, the lawmaker said it was “just wrong” for “someone in [Van Pelt’s] position of power and influence to try and make money for herself.”
After reviewing several Facebook posts, the source felt Van Pelt was intentionally misleading the people in her district or in her church congregation.
“Because she’s a senator, they must think, ‘Oh, she must know something!’”
I told subscribers about this months ago. It’s really a bad look.
* From EventBrite…
Investing In Cannabis Stock & Other Emerging Industries
by Dr. Patricia Van Pelt
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About this Event
“Investing in Cannabis Stock/Hot Stock List Combo” (includes a list of 25 of the hottest cannabis stock on the market) & “Investing in Cannabis Stock 101” is an ONLINE CLASS that teaches attendees how to access the millions of dollars being generated through the worldwide resurgence of the Cannabis industry.
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Posted by Patricia Van Pelt-Scott on Friday, April 12, 2019
Without mentioning her name, Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) asked during a committee hearing today whether something could be done to address this issue. Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), the legalization bill’s sponsor, said she would definitely work with Righter on language.