Last login: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
KPBS is not doing its job of reporting. How about the other uses of marijuana, what we used to call hemp. Hemp has many uses: rope, textiles, construction, fiber products... And new industries mean new jobs. Prohibition of alcohol created organized crime, not the other way around. The end of prohibition eliminated the illegal trade of alcohol (which was a joke anyway) but left us with organized crime.
Marijuana is a political issue. If you don't think this is true, take a look at who sponsers the antidrug websites. It's the pharmaceuticals. Why? They don't want the competition.
And there's Mexico. The drug war have devastated the mexican economy beause Mexico depends heavily on tourism. The undocumented immigrant has no money or no job. Their only alternative is to head north.
October 12, 2010 at 9:04 a.m.
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