Marijuana – The Business Behind Getting High

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There is a documentary about marijuana that EVERYONE should watch. It’s on Youtube. It’s free.

Here is the link. Please watch this and share it with as many people as you can.
(Hint: It’s almost 2 hours long, so hit play and then pause it for 10-15 minutes while it loads completely)

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High 

 

Are you a person who opposes full legalization of Marijuana?

If so, I encourage you to educate yourself. I encourage you to review facts and analytically think for yourself. I encourage you to let go of fear, question government propaganda, and embrace reason.

If there is any hope to ending the INSANE PROHIBITION of Marijuana, it will have to come from us, the people.

So what am I, some crazy stoner?

No. My motivation in promoting this message has nothing to do with getting high. I don’t even smoke Marijuana anymore. This has to do with the incredible injustices that are transpiring under the current laws and the overall insanity of the war on marijuana.

If you truly understand what is going on, it looks like a sick joke. You wouldn’t think it was real. It’s laughable. Joe Ragan sums it up in this quote,

“…life is a comedy to those who think. If you are a thinker and you look at the marijuana situation and you’re not laughing, then you’re fucking dumb.”

If you’re a thinker, it doesn’t take much to see through the smoke and mirrors of the propaganda. This has nothing to do with the dangers of marijuana as a drug.

So what is it about then?

CORPORATE PROFIT.

Quick History:

In looking at why hemp is illegal, let’s ask a simple question. You can’t get high on industrial hemp, yet we’re the only industrialized country in the world that doesn’t grow hemp. Why?

CORPORATE PROFIT.

The motivation for the hemp ban was that new processing technologies were developed that made Hemp a competitor with the newly founded synthetic fibre and plastics industries. Hemp’s potential for producing paper also posed a threat to the timber and oil industries. These commercial interests, having much to lose from hemp competition, helped propagate the reefer madness hysteria and used their influence to lobby for Marijuana Prohibition.

Early 1900s – The First Players:

1) William Randolph Hearst of the Hearst Paper Manufacturing Division owned vast acreage of timberlands. The Hearst Company supplied paper products and stood to lose billions because of hemp.

2) Dupont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and coal. Synthetics plastics could now be made from oil instead of hemp. Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80% of Dupont’s business.

Hearst, DuPont, and a cadre of other likeminded businesses, started a campaign to demonize cannabis. They made up a new name for it (marijuana), and said that the Mexicans and Blacks who smoked it were corrupting white youth and turning everyone who used it into crazed killers.

I’m not making this shit up. Research it for yourself.

Today you can add to that list dozens of new profit motivated corporations, most notably Pharmaceuticals and Correctional Institutions. 

Pharmaceuticals – If they can’t patent it, they can’t profit. They have over 1200 paid lobbyists working on Capitol Hill and spent over $900 million on lobbying between 1998 and 2005, more than any other industry. During the same period, they donated $89.9 million to federal candidates and political parties.

Correctional institutions – It’s absolutely sick that our prisons have been privatizedNobody should profit from incarceration. That is a very slippery slope. The U.S. is spending $1 billion dollars a year to incarcerate people for marijuana offenses. The figure comes from the latest report released by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.

In the end, the politicians don’t give a shit about us. Do you wonder why Obama is cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries in California right now? It’s because he answers to THE CORPORATIONS, especially in an election year.

As with everything in the USA, it’s about profit. And guess what that means…

 

I hope that you watch the documentary – The Union: The Business Behind Getting High 

I hope that you do further research.
I hope that this post motivates you to support the legalization of marijuana.
And I hope that you help educate others.

Our country behaves like that of an insane people. It’s up to us to change that behavior.

-TREE

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    AMEN

  2. Anonymous says:

    Not even a question,
    Excellent documentary!
    -Corby

  3. I did my senior research paper Alcohol compared to Marry Jane in High School…Never notice the innuendo before……..Nice work.

  4. knew you d like it! Great post!

  5. good post with good info and coulndt agree more. thanks guys

  6. Jose Oscar Acevedo says:

    Big problem… legalize be or not..!!

  7. Karen Widmer says:

    don’t you think taxing it is a little over the top? How the heck would that work. Next they’d tax my oregano plants because they’re a good antibacterial, and my yarrow, because it promotes healing, and my dandelions because they are a good spring tonic for the liver. Keep the government out of my back yard and out of my bed and out of my prayers. Just stop the prohibition period. the stuff is so easy to grow it’s obvious there can be no control. Prohibition just creates a war at home. and we all know…war=money.

    • Well said,
      Love your writing keep it up you have the gift of literacy with your own brand of explanation. Thanks
      Willy

  8. preach it brother, prohibition doesnt work, how dumb can we be? obviously we learned nothing from the 1920s

  9. mamatuyas says:

    Thank you.

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