Originally Posted by Gypsy Nirvana
- The politicians, lawyers, cops, Judges, jailers and a whole host of other fully employed trades already know about the benefits of cannabis/marijuana prohibition = a gravy-train of paychecks to them - and has done ever since alcohol prohibition ended - for most all of the past century -
- any legalization of cannabis hits their bottom-line - where instead of working easy busts of peaceful cultivators (a victimless crime) - they might have to go after a dangerous perpetrator of a violent crime - for the same money -
Many people who rely on cannabis for their health are reluctant to report being a victim of crime. If it were decriminalised, there would be more reporting of low level crime (rippers ect.) which I suspect would make life easier for and improve public relations with those listed above, who at present are seemingly responsible for exacerbating the situation while lining their pockets at the taxpayers expense.
The problem with decriminalisation or reason for the ongoing persecution of farmers in my opinion, is that it’s the only way to maintain the price.
Cannabis is the fastest biomass producer on the planet. If the price were allowed to reflect this fact, a large number of other industries would be unable to compete. Pharmaceuticals fibre and fuel ect.
The legal responsibility to act in the best interest of share holders goes some way to explain the obscene amount of money invested annually in lobbying for the continued prohibition of cannabis.