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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 06:38 PM
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108. strongly disagree with those who don't think MJ can be marketed
Edited on Sat Oct-27-07 06:41 PM by 0rganism
There's an industry that already has the manufacturing, marketing and distribution systems in place that would love to get its hands on legalized marijuana: Big Tobacco.

The thing that surprises me most about it is they haven't already mounted a successful lobby to get marijuana legalized.

Can you even imagine the mindbending profits they could make from marketing tobacco-marijuana blend cigarettes? And the fact that RJR-Nabisco has a lion's share of the snack-cracker market can only be seen as added incentive. :shrug:

IMHO, the primary disincentive for BT has been the negative image associated with marijuana due to 8+ decades of sustained drug war agitprop. These guys are already walking a fine line with the carcinogens they market already, so they don't want to go too far out on the limb of vice lobbying.

But they stand to make BILLIONS.
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