Since the Summer of Love in 1967, San Francisco has served as the epicenter of the counterculture and rock 'n' roll.
And from that day until… pretty recently, any time you went to a rock show, no matter if the band was an established act or a fresh up-and-comer, you could count on one thing…
The smell of burning marijuana.
That's why two recent rock concerts my wife and I attended in San Francisco really jumped out at me – not once in two evenings spanning several hours at large venues did we smell any cannabis.
Don't get me wrong: I suspect plenty of folks were imbibing cannabis. After all, California made recreational use legal Jan. 1 after 20 years as a medical-only state.
But something much bigger was going on, right there at the concert.
So let me tell you why our experience was mind-blowing and eye-opening in more ways than one…
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is one of the top financial analysts working today. His book "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" was a prescient look at the anatomy of the nation's S&L crisis, long before the word "bailout" became part of our daily lexicon. He's a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter, lauded by the Columbia Journalism Review for his aggressive style. His 30-year track record as a leading tech analyst has garnered him rave reviews, too. Today he is the editor of the monthly tech investing newsletter Nova-X Report as well as Radical Technology Profits, where he covers truly radical technologies – ones that have the power to sweep across the globe and change the very fabric of our lives – and profit opportunities they give rise to. He also explores "what's next" in the tech investing world at Strategic Tech Investor.