The Los Angeles Times articles in a series called “Legal Weed – Broken Promises” highlight the false promises of marijuana legalization. The latest article on marijuana legalization suggests that state legislators have finally woken up; they now want to take action to stop the problems. Reports show rampant labor abuses, human trafficking, exploitation and the deaths of 32 marijuana farm workers.
It’s hard to imagine a political movement that has failed more miserably. Even now the use of cannabis has leveled off at 12% of the population, up from 7% in 2013, but not likely to increase.
Unlike the LA Times, the national press rarely chooses to explore why marijuana legalization doesn’t work. Even reputed sources such as PBS take their information from the cannabis industry instead of independent investigations.*
We’ve reported on the many lies of the marijuana legalization movement. These Los Angeles Times articles detail the societal harms of marijuana legalization (without even showing its harm to individual users):
Dec. 29, 2022
Legal Weed, Broken Promises: A Times series on the fallout of legal pot in California
Dec. 22, 2022
Dying for your high: The untold exploitation and misery in America’s weed industry
Sept. 22, 2022
Inside California’s pot legalization failures: Corporate influence, ignored warnings
Sept. 15, 2022
‘$250,000 cash in a brown paper bag.’ How legal weed unleashed corruption in California
Sept. 8, 2022
The reality of legal weed in California: Huge illegal grows, violence, worker exploitation and deaths
* An exception to the industry-slanted reporting comes from Rocky Mountain PBS, specifically “Insight with John Ferruggia.“
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
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
NOVA PBS The Cannabis Question Fraught with Conflict of Interests – Soros and Koch influences over program downplay the harms of cannabis.
MERRIFIELD, VIRGINIA, USA, October 14, 2021 — Parents Opposed to Pot (PopPot.org) calls out PBS’s science program NOVA, The Cannabis Question, for using Koch funding and Soros-funded sources when claiming to objectively explore cannabis science. NOVA’s documentary film aired on September 29, downplaying the major risks of marijuana, without mentioning the conflicts of interests of several featured “experts.”
This bias breaches the public trust in PBS and NOVA. “It is well established that marijuana can cause psychosis, ” explains Aubree Adams, Director of EveryBrainMatters.org, a project of PopPot.org.
Continue reading US Public Broadcasters Cannabis Program Decried by Drug Prevention Advocates