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Re: “Vermont House to Vote on Marijuana Legalization After All

Politicians are disguising the real reason marijuana is not legalized. Lobbyists are courting state politicians all over this country to get them to stall and/or kill legalization. They have been lobbying for years. The same way that the fossil fuel industry lobbied the auto makers when they first came out with electric cars to stop them from producing them years ago. Lobbyists are not concerned about marijuana as a social, moral or health problem. They could care less. Amoral politicians in Congress who make millions per year from lobbyists are glad to sway legislation by spreading their anti-cannibis propaganda around the country to convince those who won't research for themselves that marijuana is *bad*. The five major lobbyists against legalization are police unions, prison guard unions, for-profit prisons, and drug and alcohol companies. And they spend huge sums of money each year to keep cannabis illegal, and why? Because it ensures job security and profits. They would rather have people addicted to opiates and end up in jail or in a "for profit" private rehab, then use a recreational non drug like marijuana. There is way more involved in this political issue than what they are telling in this article. And, the general public has a right to know the truth. Marijuana is not addictive and actually has healthy qualities. But, they never share those facts. Its time for people to realize that our government has an ugly underbelly. Marijuana should be legalized. It is way overdo. Its time that we used the tax money we could gain from marijuana sales to repair infrastructure, enhance our social programs like mental health care, increase funding for education and many other benefits. Its time.

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Posted by cmcfl53 on 05/01/2016 at 11:32 PM

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