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Oh gosh golly! Marijuana being sold at every corner grocery store! But what about all those corner stores that have a much deadlier product called cigarettes?
Funny you should ask. Because the tobacco industry helped get Jeff Sessions elected to the Senate in 1996. In fact, Session got a bit too much money from R. J. Reyonlds, the makers of Camel cigarettes, during his 1996 campaign. In October of 1997 his staff had to send money back to the company because they had donated more than was legally allowed.
Sessions also introduced a pro-tobacco industry amendment in 1997 that would cap how much money lawyers could make from suing tobacco companies. The goal was evidently to hamper legal efforts to go after the tobacco industry, which was spending millions to fight regulation of its product. The Sessions amendment was narrowly defeated.
And apparently Sessions is heavily invested in private prisons for profit
Well now all the politicians on both sides of the isle protect big pharma. While all the opium comes from Afghanistan.
originally posted by: JAY1980
a reply to: Doctor Smith
So we are taking a time machine back 20 years when just about everyone was for tobacco?
No source by the way...
*please be CNN, please be CNN*
Did you even READ the article, It states as late as 2004 he still was supporting big Tabaco.......Jeff Sessions "I don't remember" , "I don't recall", "I am not sure" DERP!!!!edit on 2-7-2017 by kurthall because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Subrosabelow
I will never, ever understand those that demonize pot, but are ok with smoking tobacco. Legal or not, tobacco is proven to be bad for your continued existence. My mom was a multi-pack a day smoker. She has had pieces of lung removed due to smoking complications and is now suffering from COPD and dependent on carrying around an oxygen tank. Two close family friends recently died due to complications from life-long smoking.
Smoking of pot has been going on for as long as, if not longer than, tobacco yet there are few statistics that show marijuana is a threat to health.
Yep. Smoking is legal, so it's aaaalll good to take money from Big Tobacco. Principles, what are those?
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Doctor Smith
Jeff Sessions May Hate Cannabis…But He Sure Loves Big Tobacco
And apparently Sessions is heavily invested in private prisons for profit.
This goes along w/post #4 Private Prisons. Back when it was "The Crack War" the Urban (read: Black or 'other'/non-affluent/non-voter) user/abuser was given PRISON while the subUrban (White; voter; affluent) user/abuser was given PROBATION for using the same drug coc aine. The only difference was the Urban made more $$$ because they rocked it up. This was when POLICE *Civil Forfeitures started growing along w/more taxes to fight said "War"
In 2001 when 'The Taliban' was in-charge, Afghanistan produced 7% of the world's opium now it is closer to 90% ..
There isn't any more dope/illegal narcotics being used in the lower income/ghettoes, it is just more likely they will NOT retain 'private counsel' so they go for the 'Plea Bargain' Over 95% of those incarcerated are housed under a plea bargain..
It is a racket.
those being the fundamentally right wing, corporatist lunatics, to have their own way again, and in the meantime damn their nation to going back in time forty years in terms of civil rights, economic mobility, and so on!