Mentor Capital CEO Discusses Marijuana and Ethics in Management Today Magazine

Ethics Help Businesses to Smoothly Advance Society and in the Cannabis Space are Rapidly Moving Beyond Illegality

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mentor Capital, Inc. (OTC Markets: MNTR) is pleased to be on the cover in the “In Defense of Business Ethics” Fall 2014 edition of Management Today. Mentor CEO and article author, Chet Billingsley explores how “businesspeople are the stewards of the assets of society” and the excess value they produce improves our world. They are the players that advance the game while governments have only a referee-like role. Understanding the different and often religiously-based ethical systems that vary across our shrinking world reduces friction in business dealings. This improves the slim margins that compound to make our children’s lives better than our own.

Mentor Capital also comments on the inherent challenges it has taken up in the cannabis space today. How exactly does one be law abiding when marijuana is legal at the state level but illegal federally? What actions are safe if the overlooking of the law is subject to change with changing officials? How long will self-help and loyalty have primacy in marijuana dealings over contract law? If medical marijuana clearly helps seizures, pain and cancer, and substituting safer cannabis for more dangerous drugs could save 10,000 lives per year, how long before the marijuana stigma is reduced to wine-like status?

Management Today was launched in 1966, has a written circulation of 600,000 and has similarly featured Papa John’s, Neiman Marcus and Under Armour. The complete text of the discussion on ethical business stewardship and cannabis challenges is available at both the Mentor Capital and Management Today websites and at the link:

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Mentor Capital, Inc.
Chet Billingsley, CEO
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