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Friday, March 09, 2012

Why Can’t You Smoke Pot? Because Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off Of The War on Drugs

Why we still put hundreds of thousands of people in steel cages for pot-related offenses.

John Lovell is a lobbyist who makes a lot of money from making sure you can’t smoke a joint. That’s his job. He’s a lobbyist for the police unions in Sacramento, and he is a driving force behind grabbing Federal dollars to shut down the California marijuana industry. I’ll get to the evidence on this important story in a bit, but first, some context.

At some point in the distant past, the war on drugs might have been popular. But not anymore — the polling is clear, but beyond that, the last three Presidents have used illegal drugs. So why do we still put hundreds of thousands of people in steel cages for pot-related offenses? Well, there are many reasons, but one of them is, of course, money in politics. Corruption. Whatever you want to call it, it’s why you can’t smoke a joint without committing a crime, though of course you can ingest any number of pills or drinks completely within the law.



Anonymous said...

Duh. You can call them pot smoking dummies but they have been saying this for years.

Anonymous said...

Now here's a way for O'Malley to balance the budget!

Anonymous said...

Wanna know why it never changes? Because no one really cares. To steal from George Carlin "We have cell phones that make pancakes".

People are willing to complain about this... but aren't really willing to do something about it. That's the REAL crime.

The phony "War on Drugs" is one of this nations greatest tragedies... and no one cares to do a damn thing to change it. Too much money to be made... not just in the Black Market of drug sales/crime, but in Crime "Prevention" (prisons, cops, government, treatment programs.. etc), but PHARMACEUTICAL companies stand to loose HUGE revenues if drugs were legalized (if you could grow your own medication why would you need them?) Lobbiests as well.

Until people get off their asses, nothing will change.

Anonymous said...

Joe, if you need some good buds, I got your hook up.