Monday, February 13, 2012

"At Conservative Conference, Retired Police Officer Explains How Lobbyists Profit From Marijuana Prohibition" (with video)

Lee Fang (Republic Report) with video by lhfang86,(02:05):
Yesterday at CPAC, the conservative convention held this week in Washington D.C., Republic Report ran into retired police officer and anti-drug war activist Howard Wooldridge. We were interested in his take on the role of money in politics in the government’s crusade against marijuana. He explained that cynical lobbyists, who place their clients interests over America, have perpetuated the cycle of over-criminalization. In particular, pharmaceutical companies and the alcohol lobby have fought behind closed doors to keep marijuana illegal. Both industries, he said, fear competition. MORE...

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