Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs

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Offline Freebird100

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Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs
« on: March 10, 2012, 09:14:01 am »
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 canít smoke a joint. Thatís his job. Heís 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. Iíll 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 ó 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, itís why you canít smoke a joint without committing a crime, though of course you can ingest any number of pills or drinks completely within the law.

http://www.alternet.org/story/154448/why_can%E2%80%99t_you_smoke_pot_because_lobbyists_are_getting_rich_off_of_the_war_on_drugs?page=entire
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."

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Re: Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 04:47:57 pm »
John Lovell is a lobbyist who makes a lot of money from making sure you canít smoke a joint. At some point in the distant past, the war on drugs might have been popular. But not anymore ó 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, itís why you canít smoke a joint without committing a crime, though of course you can ingest any number of pills or drinks completely within the law.
Hi FREE, hammer hits nail on the head..The laws apply to the commoners, not the titled ones.
 Hemp (pot) was a required crop for farmers in GW's day. Not only do they use these present laws for profits, but they are well aware hemp can be used for a multidude of industrial products that would hit on corporate profits as well as bigpharma.
 I asked a guy last week, a anti pot , would he rather deal with a guy with a gut full of booze, or  a man who had smoked a few joints. he put his head down, thought for a minute and said the standard reply, pot leads to narcotics..Some folks are so tuned into the system they have no independent thought.

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Re: Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 05:08:03 pm »
Hey Chris

There is so much crap that comes form this war on drugs.The huge amount of money made off it.Coming not only from the sale of it but from the tax payers.Let`s not forget the huge money made from the prison industrial complex.
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."

Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 09:36:03 pm »
 Agreed, the prison system is a csh register, privatized incarceration has a price tag and a quota.
Yes, the suppliers, as in evidence there are the wholesalers ( CIA) and friends. They were exposed in a congressioanal hearing after nam ended, Winter Soldiers hearings. Congressional investigation and soldiers testimony combined proved beyond a shadow of a doubt, the CIA ran the Golden Triangle opium trade.
  Though congress proved this , nothing was done.
  A friend of mine, Sgt. Paul Withers green beret gave testimony, he had provided security for the Laotian  tribe he controlled and for landing strips for the CIA. Recruited, or what they refer to as TDY, he followed orders and needless to say after some soul searching came to the conclusion the Big Dogs were not patriots, he felt whored out and requested regular duty, was sent to nam was wounded and about lost his leg, shorlty after was pentioned off. He is among the missing for well over a decade.
 The Agency has a free pass, Oly North was one more in a long line of shiitbags, this guy was a very clever sociopath, The Contra affair. A bud of mine trained under him in ranger school, he watched as Oly tossed a man with full gear out of a chopper at over 4 meters above ground level. A sadistic clever physco.
  They wholesale the drugs and allow their *loyal mafias to distribute, their competition are those hit by the War on Drugs, DEA,DOD, SP.OPS, etc.Example- Remember Noreiga, he knew everything, and tons of money traficers had been told was a safe in his  haven W/ their dirty money..was confiscated.
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Re: Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 10:33:12 pm »
The War On Drugs is 40 years old.

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Re: Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 01:46:52 pm »
Why we still put hundreds of thousands of people in steel cages for pot-related offenses.

Because making the drugs Prozac, Ritalin, zoloft... illegal and, crimes related to them punishable would be bad for business. 

Besides, it would be so heartbreaking to see all those shrinks locked up and FORCED fed those same drugs. ;)

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Re: Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 02:01:08 pm »
A collection of clips about prescription pharmaceuticals, marijuana, and the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cefoV_A878
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."

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Re: Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 09:41:53 pm »
 Bigpharam, endless profits, hand and hand with gov.
 Daddy Bush is attached to their hip.