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In the Not-Obama Administration, we determined that a policy of marijuana legalization would pose too many risks to the profitability and viability of economic sectors such as the police and prison unions, private prison industry, prescription drug industry, the petroleum and plastics industries, and the newly emerging powerhouse the drug rehabilitation industry currently reaping the benefits of marijuana prohibition. We asked ourselves, “Do the known and potential benefits of legalization outweigh the potential risks to these unions and industries fiscal incentives and profit margins based of the confinement and enslavement of human beings?” After reviewing and then ignoring the evidence that marijuana is a relatively safe, non-toxic recreational substance and medication the does not need FDA approval, the answer we came to was an emphatic no. Indeed, we mistakenly claim we can retool and ramp up the worst part of our current laws without increasing the harms of prohibition while somehow magically ending the consumption of marijuana. Continue reading