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Old September 19th, 2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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Big pharma spent eight times more money than gun lobby to fight marijuana legalizatio

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Why do you really think the DEA is fighting marijuana so hard when its prescription opioids that are killing people? Check out any statistic on drug deaths and you’ll see right away prescription painkillers kill more people than practically anything else (accept for alcohol poisoning, and alcohol is legal).

Why, in 2016, are they making sure marijuana stays listed as a Schedule I drug alongside heroin (when meth is Schedule II!), refusing to declassify even the non-psychoactive components, and raiding 81-year-old cancer patients who grow four whole marijuana plants like that elderly man is a dire threat to society?

It’s beyond obvious that legalization of natural painkillers is a threat to corporate and criminal justice profits. If people can naturally heal themselves and their pain, they don’t need corporate poisons. In addition, more than half of drug arrests involve marijuana, so there’s a huge economy built around putting people in jail for it.

Now we’re being told just how much lobbyists for Big Pharma have worked to shape federal policies on its opioids and marijuana legalization.

According to AP and the Center for Public Integrity:

The industry and its allies spent more than $880 million nationwide on lobbying and campaign contributions from 2006 through 2015 — more than 200 times what those advocating for stricter policies spent and eight times more than the influential gun lobby recorded for similar activities during that same period…

Nearly a billion dollars to influence policies, and that includes the fight against medical marijuana legalization in states across the country.

Now the DEA is putting kratom, a harmless plant powder used for pain relief that has killed no one, on the Schedule I list too. Why? Could it be because Big Pharma uses kratom alkaloids to manufacture its synthetic opioids?

Costly synthetic opioids that cause widespread addiction and have killed hundreds of thousands of people?

Every day it is made more and more clear that the war on drugs is a war for corporations and a war against us.
Big Pharma Spent EIGHT TIMES More Money than Gun Lobby to Fight Marijuana Legalization and Limits on Opioids | The Daily Sheeple
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Old September 19th, 2016, 06:46 PM   #2
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This does not make sense to me. It would seem to me that big pharma could have played its cards right and took over the emerging marijuana market. This is a bad business decision
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I read this article. It's disgusting. Big Pharma knows opiod abuse is epidemic in this country but fight efforts to address the issue because it will hurt profits.
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Old September 19th, 2016, 07:28 PM   #4
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This does not make sense to me. It would seem to me that big pharma could have played its cards right and took over the emerging marijuana market. This is a bad business decision
they tried they made marinol a synthetic weed, unfortunately it has side effects including death and is not as effective.

it is kind of hard to patent something that is called "weed" for obvious reasons, it basically grows anyplace. pre 1930s i believe the cannabis tinctures were one of the most common prescribed drugs. by making things like cannabis (and now maybe krarom) a schedule 1 drug they can sell people their synthetic drugs that are not as effective as unadulterated, natural substances (plants) at the same time demonizing remedies that people have been successfully using for over a millennia.

why would you take a drug that comes w/ a list as long as the bottle of side effects when you could take something that was grown in your back yard that could do the same job but better?

you wouldn't.
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Old September 19th, 2016, 07:34 PM   #6
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This does not make sense to me. It would seem to me that big pharma could have played its cards right and took over the emerging marijuana market. This is a bad business decision
the single biggest donor against the weed bill in AZ was directly linked to Fentanyl. i am not sure how versed you are on opioids but Fentanyl is wicked scary stuff way worse that heroin and something like 10x more addictive. they actually lace shitty dope w/ it because it is easier and cheeper to produce then real dope because it is not derived from the flower.
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This does not make sense to me. It would seem to me that big pharma could have played its cards right and took over the emerging marijuana market. This is a bad business decision
it was a decision by the industry, not any individual corporation. had cannabis been legalised, pharma would have been competing with farmers, herbalists, home growers, naturopaths, they would have faced a lot of competition from outside their industry. this way, each individual active compound can be patented and marketed as a pill. this way pharma owns the entire therapeutic marijuana industry.

pharma have a superbly effective lobbying network, backed by the top doctors and academics from the best universities, and there is nobody airing the case against theirs. they look professional, they use science and evidence, they are backed by professors, they sound right, and there is nobody to tell the politicians when they arent.
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it was a decision by the industry, not any individual corporation. had cannabis been legalised, pharma would have been competing with farmers, herbalists, home growers, naturopaths, they would have faced a lot of competition from outside their industry. this way, each individual active compound can be patented and marketed as a pill. this way pharma owns the entire therapeutic marijuana industry.

pharma have a superbly effective lobbying network, backed by the top doctors and academics from the best universities, and there is nobody airing the case against theirs. they look professional, they use science and evidence, they are backed by professors, they sound right, and there is nobody to tell the politicians when they arent.
Doctors and pharma are in bed together. They only give a fck about there pay packet.
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it was a decision by the industry, not any individual corporation. had cannabis been legalised, pharma would have been competing with farmers, herbalists, home growers, naturopaths, they would have faced a lot of competition from outside their industry. this way, each individual active compound can be patented and marketed as a pill. this way pharma owns the entire therapeutic marijuana industry.

pharma have a superbly effective lobbying network, backed by the top doctors and academics from the best universities, and there is nobody airing the case against theirs. they look professional, they use science and evidence, they are backed by professors, they sound right, and there is nobody to tell the politicians when they arent.
And they mostly buy the politicians anyway, one way or another. Re-election costs a lot.
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Doctors and pharma are in bed together. They only give a fck about there pay packet.
most doctors arent in the picture. doctors are another target of pharmas manipulation. its the universities, adacemics, journals and conferences who are in bed with pharma. often you can read a journal article and tell it was pretty much ghost written by pharma, who then put professor smiths name on it, and made a large donation to said professors university. then they pay for professor smith to present his findings at a conference pharma just happens to sponsor. pharma love him, he loves pharma, and the university loves them both, they got the university fame and money. it is in nobodys interest to stop this kind of thing.
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