Guess Who's Opposing Legal Marijuana?

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    Big Alcohol Backs ‘No on Prop. 19' Campaign

    Posted: 16 Sep 2010 09:01 AM PDT

    California campaign finance reports disclose that The California Beer & Beverage Distributors Association is one of the primary financial backers of Public Safety First, sponsors of the ‘No on Prop. 19' campaign.

    Booze Lobby Funding the No on 19 Campaign
    via The East Bay Express

    The California Beer & Beverage Distributors disclosed it donated $10,000 to defeat Prop 19 — which would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol. The alcohol lobbyist’s funds will help spread the lie that employers must tolerate stoned employees, and the talking point that ‘California doesn’t need another legal, mind-altering substance.’ Alcohol causes an estimated $38 billion in costs in California each year from emergency room visits, arrests, etc, according to the Marin Institute. There are roughly 3,500 deaths annually from alcohol-related illness and more than 109,000 alcohol-related injuries in California. Conversely, pot caused 181 emergency room visits in 2008, according to a study by the non-partisan RAND Corporation, despite being used by more than four million Californians monthly.

    Read the full story here: http://blog.norml.org/2010/09/16/big-alcohol-backs-no-on-prop-19-campaign/
     
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    You know, we have so many problems and people are obsessed with marijuana.

    Do you honestly think it's going to matter if marijuana is legal if we can't afford food?
     
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    I bet ya PHARMA is against it as well....?

    marijuana legalization could heal California's economic problems, not hurt it?
     
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    Nothings going to heal California economic problems as long as legislators are suckholing the Unions, over regulating and taxing businesses and driving them out of the state.

    I also think legalizing pot sets a poor example for our children... and so does being a drunk for that matter..
     
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    No bet.

    What I find somewhat amazing is the fact that people didn't know this already. I doesn't take a genius to realize that the two biggest peddlers of artificial good feelings, alcohol and psych meds, don't like competition in a market they control exclusively.
     
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    It could save Washington State economic problems too.
     
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    You would win that bet.

    No doubt about that. But I'm not very optimistic. The opposition has begun its campaign and I heard today that they're looking for support from Obama and I believe they will get it. He voiced opposition to legalization in his first town hall speech, in spite of the fact that the two-faced bastard was implicitly pro marijuana during the campaign.

    But, we'll see.
     
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    Legalizing pot not only does not set a poor example for children, as evidenced by The Netherlands example in which decriminalization in 1976 has resulted in a reduction in use by minors, it makes marijuana more difficult for minors to obtain, as per the example of alcohol and tobacco.
     

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