posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 12:49 AM
Good article that puts into perspective why pot is still not legal in most of the country even though the vast majority of Americans would like to see
Major industries in America oppose legalization because it will affect their bottom line.
Private prisons need to keep their jail cells full, and the guards that run them need to keep their jobs.
Law enforcement needs the war on drugs so they can get federal funding and the municipalities will receive less money from property seized in drug
of course the beer and wine industry wants it illegal because they are afraid people might choose to smoke pot if its legal instead of buying that 12
pack of bud.
Maybe the biggest player of them all "Big Pharma" is fighting tooth and nail to keep it illegal or some people might not buy their ridiculously
overpriced pain meds.
And since anyone can grow weed Big Pharma stands to lose a lot of it is legalized.
Legalized marijuana may have taken root in Colorado and Washington, but that doesn’t mean it has to spread to other parts of the country, as far
as a bevy of special interests are concerned.
Some of the most lucrative and powerful industries in America oppose marijuana decriminalization because it threatens their financial bottom-line or
jobs for their workers. Five different interest groups form the backbone of the anti-pot campaign, according to OpenSecrets.org, which tracks
It has been shown in poll after poll that the majority of Americans want it legalized, but these industries have a lot of money and power and don't
want lose a dime.
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