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winston61 Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:06 AM
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2. Follow the money
Edited on Wed Dec-01-04 11:08 AM by winston61
The war on drugs has become a major industry in the U.S. and those on the gravy train don't want it to stop. Just look at all who profit from just the ban on marijuana. You think the brewers and distillers want weed to be legal? How about the drug testing industry? The petro chemical industry will fight industrial hemp tooth and nail. There's a long history here. The prescription drug industry certainly does not want us growing our own medicine in the backyard. Easing of restrictions on pot will never come from the fed. This would amount to an admission that the dangers of pot preached by the fed has been nothing but a veil of lies. In the 1930s Fiorello La Guardia, then mayor of New York has his own study of pot done. Guess what? It was not threat to public health. Do you remember Nixon's study of pot? Dick did not like the results (again, pot harmless to public health) so he refused to release it. Let's be devil's advocate for just a minute. Let's say the pot may have some negative effects. So what? Every day people across this country and the world make responsible decisions about the use of potentially dangerous substances. If I have a bottle of liquor in my home does that mean I'm an alcoholic? If I have a packet of cigarettes in my home does that make me a nicotine addict? If I have a bottle of legally prescribed morphine in my bathroom cabinet,does that make me a hop-head? Yet we're told that pot could lead to God knows what kinds of social problems? How many people has pot killed? How much does the abuse of pot cost in medical and social monies? The Fed's own statistics tell us that hundreds of thousands die each year from the effects of tobacco and alcohol, but how many die from pot? None. You watch, our so called 'Federalist' Supreme court will come down against medical marijuana, states rights be damned. It's all about money and the denial of self-determination. Our 'leaders' are scared shitless of democracy
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