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 →
For years George Soros spent a fortune, as much as $100 -200 million, promoting marijuana legalization. However, public outrage against money in politics usually targets the Koch Brothers. David Koch died in 2019, but Charles Koch remains, and the Koch brand is now behind marijuana legalization, too.
The Koch Brothers’ group, Americans for Prosperity, recently joined efforts with other cannabis activist groups. This new coalition includes the libertarian Reason Foundation and the Weldon Project, named for a drug dealer pardoned by President Trump.
Marijuana legalization goes against science and proves to be failed policy on every level. Continue reading Koch-backed group joins push for marijuana legalization →
The Marijuana Policy Project promotes their drug as a substitute for opiate pain pills. Like the worst offenders in the opiate industry, the cannabis lobby follows an addiction-for-profit business model. Their master plan needs 80% of the demand to be met by 20% of the users. Science shows no evidence for using medical marijuana as a substitute for pain pills.
Governor David Ige of Hawaii wisely refused to cave to lobbyists, and he vetoed a measure that would have allowed medical marijuana to treat opiate addiction.
A large-scale, major study from Australia Continue reading What is the evidence for medical marijuana to treat the addiction epidemic? →
The growth of the Drug Policy Alliance’s influence and emphasis contributes to the staggering increase in overdose deaths. * DPA gets political mileage from using the term “war on drugs,” and turning it into a negative term. However, the USA officially abandoned the term eight years ago, and then the death rate began to rise.
Drug Policy Alliance recently put out a paper on decriminalizing all drugs, a first step towards legalization of all drugs. This group often talks about Portugal as an example which is misleading, because Portugal never legalized drugs. Portugal decriminalized drugs while providing assessments and treatment. Continue reading Drug Policy Alliance Pushes Legalization of all Drugs →