Wednesday, October 27, 2010

California's Prop. 19 and the Drug Prohibition Industry

Full disclosure, I don't smoke marijuana, never have. So I don't have a horse in this race.

 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is throwing millions into the anti-pot campaign. The question is, why?

Their argument that all school bus drivers will start showing up to work stoned doesn't pass the sniff test (pun intended). Driving while impaired will still be illegal and they could always get drunk.

Their argument that the California workforce will all become hopheads is also silly. If they are so concerned, drug testing is really cheap now.

The Real Reason
The real reason the Chamber of Commerce is investing so much money in its anti-Prop. 19 campaign is to protect the big business of illegal marijuana importation. Prop. 19 will legalize personal cultivation of pot (like the state of Alaska), replacing all of those backyard zucchini crops and that will devastate the importation industry. The current prohibition is vital to their business.

The Chamber of Commerce is just carrying water for the commercial enterprises known as drug cartels.