Legalizing Cannabis: Prison Food Provider Donates To Keep Marijuana Illegal In Arizon

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    http://www.ibtimes.com/political-ca...ovider-donates-keep-marijuana-illegal-arizona

    So the corporate lobby is out in full force against legalization measures in this state. Unsurprising considering that 20% of Arizona's prison population is in for drug offenses. For weeks now ive been seeing these excrement filled ads on TV preaching all sorts of nonsense about how bad it's been for Colorado and to "please think of the children". Thankfully public opinion is shifting to the point where less and less are going to believe the reefer madness rhetoric spewed forth by the private prisons and opiate manufactures.

    There should be a law against letting people who profit from incarceration affect public policy. There couldn't be a more obvious conflict of public interest. People who make money from locking up "criminals" aren't going to do ANYTHING that would lower or prevent crime.
     
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    Letting criminals affect the laws they are breaking may be a greater one.



     
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    "Legalizing Cannabis: Prison Food Provider Donates To Keep Marijuana Illegal In Arizon "

    not surprising at all, prohibitionists profiting off of prohibition, who would of thought

    prohibitionists have no issue with destroying other peoples families in the name of profit

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    you take a nice family drinking wine with dinner, arrest them for nothing more then drinking wine with dinner, give them a criminal record, it's the gateway to crime for many

    prohibition makes criminals of non-criminals

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    Most of these "criminals" you speak of are average people who enjoy lighting one up at the end of the day in the privacy of their own homes and just want to be left alone by our overbearing federal government. If it's criminal to want to change a law then i suppose american history is riddled with them.
     
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    The crooks who pay off officials in order to get these fat contracts to sell crappy food to inmates for 5 times what they are worth should be in jail, not out and trying to buy elections. I would be willing to bet that these ********s are Republicans.
     
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    GFT!

    In the case of that evil weed, it also strangles the ability to provide needed treatment options for any number of health related issues, that are far more tolerable than synthetic or opiate derived options.

    Not to mention the industrial benefit through the "Scrap" from the plant.
     
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    Can't have legal Marijuana cutting into the other more profitable parts of the prescription drug market.
     
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    Exactly. Just like why many diseases still plague us. It's far more profitable to treat the symptomology, as opposed to outright curing the cause.
     
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    Prohibition recognizes in law as harmful those actions which are already seen intellectually as harmful. Prohibition acts to combat those things which are unacceptable to do. If a person chooses to do something which is illegal they have chosen to become a criminal. It is thus them who are to blame for their own criminality, which the law has only acted to recognize them as such. If the government prohibits murder and someone commits murder, it is the murderer who is at fault. Likewise, the parasitic drug dealers, who peddle poison, are responsible for their own criminal offenses.
     
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    Legalize cocaine in Utah and California is right thing happens for my interest at least. :beer:
     
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    Drink beer is cool stuff I know and you know too ?
     
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    According to Rolling Stone Magazine, less than one percent of federal and state inmates are in for marijuana possession. Also, even though pot is probably basically harmless, if it were "legalized" it would still be hard to get to get high, and a lot of users are under age 21. So there would still be a black market. You wouldn't be able to just get it at Walgreens. It stays in your system forever, and employers would still be able to test for it. Many dispensaries insist that they will only sell grass to customers under doctors' orders.
     
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    Not surprising our for profit prison industry is lobbying to keep weed illegal. The federal government overreach and illicit, illegal war on the citizens of this country, is completely out of hand and needs to cease immediately.

    I for one am sick and tired of rich elitist interests telling me what I can and cannot ingest.
     
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    Its still illegal under Federal Law if they decide to crack down on it and take the producers and sellers of the drug out they can at any time regardless of what the voters want in these states.
     
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    I think the easiest thing to do at this stage is to quote John Ehrlichman, the White House Domestic Affairs Advisor under Nixon, about what the ban on marijuana was really about;

    "The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did"

    I think that really says it all.
     
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    Just another example about what is truly wrong in America, "special interest lobbyist" any politition beyond the local level is indebted to them.
     

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