Opportunism, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, first-mover, trendsetter, market expansionism, monopoly, vertical integration; these are some of the basic concepts of global business strategy implemented by corporations across the markets of the world. These are the strategies being implemented by the marijuana entrepreneurs that want to capitalize on the global expansion of this commodity. The emergence of a highly lucrative marijuana market forces us to further study the global-local (glocal) dynamics of this business, particularly when it comes to the United States and more precisely the State of Maine. It is inevitable to ask why our state continues to stubbornly insist on following the anti-Capitalist position of our federal government while other states and other nations become trendsetters and first-movers within an untapped market that could catapult the expansion of the global economy at a time of global stagnation.
It is clear by now that several market stakeholders have moved beyond the marijuana taboo, shifting toward regulation of a medical and recreational marijuana market that eliminates the advantages for the black market while exposing the commodity to the rules of the