This week, Kevin Sabet, the leader of the anti-pot propaganda group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, stated the above regarding Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act (“MJA”). The MJA would both end federal cannabis prohibition and require the federal government to punish states that continue to arrest minorities for cannabis crimes at disproportionate rates by withholding money for jails, prisons, and other projects.
Does that sound like a remake of “big tobacco” to you? And how will this bill aid big canna in a way that other measures would not? Is the cannabis industry really headed toward a “big tobacco” model? Is commercialization inherently wrong, especially if it helps bring about legislation that requires expunging criminal records and removing criminal penalties? For a higly entertaining and insightful take on big canna, check out this YouTube video.