At this point, when I see anti-cannabis activity, it is always sourced from ignorance or masquerading self-interest.
Why not..... They did it to alcohol. Poisoned their own citizens.
Support the Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act (H.R. 2835) - reschedule marijuana, allowing doctors nationwide to prescribe it to patients in need. It would also create protections in federal law for states that wish to protect medical marijuana patients.
Lies About Marijuana Drive People to a Much More Harmful Drug — BoozeI found this as a comment on this story about MMJ in New Mexico and thought it should be shared...
Anti-pot propaganda drives most people to drink alcohol instead. But booze is far more dangerous than marijuana. Almost every voter under 65 in this country has either smoked weed or grew up with people who did, Including the last three presidents, one Supreme Court justice and the mayor of the nation’s largest city. The pot leaf’s image pervades popular culture, from Bob Marley T-shirts to billboards for Showtime and the Ohio State Buckeyes. So what the problem with legalizing it. Why haven’t more politicians — especially the ones who inhaled — come out and said, “Prohibition is absurd and criminal. Let’s treat weed like alcohol.”
It's almost funny how virtually every anti-MMJ piece is written by or about a person who runs a drug treatment or prevention program.
Firebomb thrown into medical marijuana business on day of important vote by City Council [from r/trees]