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War on Drugs is really the War on MaryJane Weed

June 20, 2015

As most of you already know, marijuana is a recreational drug made from parts of the cannabis plant – usually the hemp plant known as Cannabis sativa – which contains the mind-altering chemical THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.) Some of the most common nicknames include pot, weed, and many others. Many people have a positive view of marijuana, considering it in some ways safer than nicotine or alcohol, as using it does not lead to liver or lung disease – and it is clearly safer and less addictive than hard drugs like heroin and cocaine.

Prison slave masters and Big Pharma don’t want MaryJane Weed legalized – VIDEO

June 2, 2015

Marijuana prohibition benefits Big Pharma, prison system

If marijuana were legalized nationwide, however, the drug industry and the prison system, much of which has now been privatized, would suffer greatly. And this, of course, is one of the primary reasons why these special interests are working hard to squelch all efforts to legalize marijuana at the national level.

According to a 2009 report published by Now Public, the United States incarcerates the most individuals per capita compared to any other country in the world. And the “War on Drugs,” which continually targets marijuana users and dealers, is largely responsible for making America the most imprisoned nation in the world.

“According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), 30 to 40 percent of all current prison admissions involve crimes that have no direct or obvious victim other than the perpetrator,” says a 2008 DOJ report. “The drug category constitutes the largest offense category, with 31 percent of all prison admissions resulting from such crimes.”

If drugs like marijuana became decriminalized, the prison industry would lose a large chunk of its business — after all, who is going to fill all those empty prison cells in all the new privately-owned prisons being erected across the country?