Who’s Really Fighting Legal Weed

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The fight against legal marijuana is about big money, not public health

Who’s Really Fighting Legal Weed

By Ben Cohen Dec. 8, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. EST 

On TV and billboards, the fight against legalizing marijuana is about health, safe communities and our children’s future. But for Big Pharma and Big Tobacco – who fund these anti-marijuana efforts – it’s really about the bottom line. For years, large corporations and well-heeled lobbyists have blocked the legalization of marijuana for medical use or recreational use in order to protect their own profits.

Florida’s failed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for medical use illustrates how money, and not morals, motivates this issue.

This year, the anti-amendment group, Drug Free Florida, spent millions on ads to get Floridians to believe medical marijuana was harmful even if it has repeatedly been proven to have many health benefits. It is ironic that the group…

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5 thoughts on “Who’s Really Fighting Legal Weed

  1. Low THC med. marijuana was approved in FL for spasticity disorders. I shall wait an effective “dosage” to become available. Law makers might get the mistaken idea that medicine with no medicine in it is a good substitute for something that actually helps 😦 Spacticity or muscle spams, cramps, Charlie-horse(s all over) are only one set of symptoms … there are many ….oops, sorry ’bout that, I’m preaching to the choir, aren’t I 😀

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