A number of industries stand to lose profits if marijuana is legalized, so they’re heavily funding efforts aimed at preventing that from happening.

The fight against legal marijuana is motivated by money, not public health or safety.

If online users browse the websites of just about any anti-marijuana or anti-drug group, they’ll likely notice a very clear health and safety angle to the arguments being made against marijuana legalization.

While these arguments are largely exaggerated or outright false, they do serve a vital function for marijuana prohibitionists: distraction. If people are distracted with outrageous claims about the dangers of marijuana, they’re not likely to question the financial motivations for opposing legalization so strongly.

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Emily Gray Brosious ~ NationalSunTimes.com ~

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