“I really believe in the ‘Cali sober’ method. It’s helped me. I actually just hit five years clean.” Aaron Carter made that declaration on Adam Grandmaison’s “No Jumper” podcast — just days before he died on November 5, 2022. As he fingered a joint, he continued, “This, I don’t consider a drug. I consider this a gift from God.”
What is Cali sober and does it work?
In California, where the drug culture has been strong since the 1960s, many young people go into harm reduction therapy for the treatment of addiction, instead of abstinence. California sober, or Cali sober, goes along with this trend. We see little evidence that this approach works. Continue reading Does California Sober work? We say NO
Politicians take sides when it comes to marijuana legalization. A Koch model believes that marijuana legalization offers new ways to make money (good for the economy), while a Soros model wants to undo the “war on drugs,” which the US abandoned long ago. Read Part I. Follow us by email to get our blog articles.
The first two states to legalize, Colorado and Washington, may illustrate the differences. Colorado has always been a libertarian free-for-all of legalization. (However, Colorado has been forced to put warning labels on products over 10% THC, resulting in the largest downturn ever seen.
Washington State, on the other hand, used an ACLU lawyer to write its ballot and Soros bankrolls the ACLU. The ACLU cares deeply that minorities are incarcerated at higher rates than white Americans.
However, Washington may have to crack down on its marijuana industry too. A leaked scientific report from Washington recom-mends raising the age requirement for high-potency products to 25.
Continue reading Politicians play into Koch vs. Soros models of pot legalization
Fly-by-night pot shops operate everywhere in New York City, with little attempt to stop them. A new state legislature was elected; so can a new crop of legislators put Pandora’s evils back into the box? Can the state admit failure and undo its reckless law which legalized cannabis?
Meanwhile, Canadians who invested in cannabis stocks and companies lost $131 billion dollars. In Colorado, on November 30, it was reported that the cannabis industry has seen the largest downturn ever. After three years of cannabis in Illinois, sales are flat, despite the addition of new licenses.
So why did New York legislators fall for a failed policy?
It’s the Bigger Fool Theory: If you bought say a gas station on the same corner where 6 other operators had failed, why would you do the same? They may be fools, but you were the bigger fool. New York is the biggest fool of all! Officials should have known that the black market expands and can’t be controlled once you legalize pot.
Continue reading New York’s wild weed sales prove “Biggest Fool Theory!”
Over the past 30 years, George Soros has spent about $100,000,000 of his own money to legalize marijuana. Charles Koch, of Koch-brother fame, is also in the game. Americans deserve to know how much megadonors control our daily lives.
For parents fighting to save kids from drug addiction and pay for treatment, we’re perplexed at their callous indifference to our plight.
The pollsters offer a selling point for legalization, too, claiming that 70% of the country supports legalization. However, both Pew and Gallop Polls come out inaccurate, because they don’t word the question properly. They never ask whether people prefer decriminalization or legalization.
What is the difference between the Koch and Soros programs? While Charles Koch supports the market-based model for legalization, Soros regularly supports the candidates who are part of the Progressive movement within the Democratic Party.
Regardless of which roadmap a state follows to legalization, all roads lead to monopolies. (We will show this conclusion in a two-part series. Subscribe to our blog to read Part II) Continue reading Soros vs: Koch: Competing Models for Marijuana Legalization