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.
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