How our tax dollars are used to fund opposition to marijuana legalization, in a clear violation of ethics

The links between SAM and the federally funded HIDTA groups
The Influence (US)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

This year the pharmaceutical, alcohol and prison food industries have all weighed in to oppose marijuana legalization initiatives across the country. This comes as little surprise: These industries all have financial interests in keeping marijuana illegal. By funding anti-legalization efforts, they’re simply admitting it. What surprises me is that the public is still largely unaware of how government resources – at federal, state and local levels – are used in the same fashion, in a blatant conflict of interests. (See also: Five biggest lies from anti-pot propagandist Kevin Sabet)