To open this argument I just want to say I do not consume any form of marijuana. I actually am drug tested regularly because of the line of work I am
So Kennedy has come out of late advocating against decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. Going as far as to say " the public doesn't stand
a chance" when it comes to legal marijuana and that his concerns are for " the children".
What he doesn't want you to know is that his advocacy group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is just an off shoot of the much larger and much more
well funded Community Anti-Drug Coalition (CADC) and Partnership for Drug-free Kids (PDFK).
Who Are the major funding entities you ask? Well of course all the usual suspects :
Funding also comes from larger privately managed prison contractors as well as numerous entities that have skin in the game like law enforcement and
addiction treatment facility management and other ancillary busniness that is funded by the war on drugs
It doesn't stop there . It seems that Kennedy and Newt Gingrich have teamed up to be new spokespeople for a new advocacy group called 'Advocates For
Opioid Recovery' . You would think a non profit organization like this would be doing Gods work in the form of better regulation of opioid
prescriptions, alternative treatments etc.
There stance is for " dedicated to advancing a science-based, evidence-based treatment system that can reduce death and suffering from opioid
addiction, and produce more long-term opioid addiction survivors who are positively engaged in their families and communities."
In short they want you to use opioids more, for longer periods of time and prescribe additional drugs that make that possible.
Now funding support was not disclosed but after some investigation it show that Braeburn Pharmaceuticals is the major funding entity. Which " The
private company, based in Princeton, N.J., won approval last year to market an implant that continuously dispenses the opioid addiction medicine
Now Kennedy has declined interviews in regards to his association to the group (even though he a spokesman?) and when Gingrich was asked about who was
funding this "non-profit" group Newt stated he didn't know.
So a Kennedy is up to Old Kennedy tricks and he is playing on this own addiction issues of his past to act as an "expert" that knows what is good for
the public when all along it's just a money grab. He cares nothing for drug use, abuse, treatment of human beings . Just that he gets his cut.
edit on 23-4-2017 by Paddyofurniture because: Grammar