A QUARTER Of Beer Drinkers Have Switched To Weed


The alcohol lobby is not going to take this lying down. John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson, and Jimmy Dore, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“THE FIGHT AGAINST legalized pot is being heavily bankrolled by alcohol and pharmaceutical companies, terrified that they might lose market share.

On the heels of a filing last week that revealed that a synthetic cannabis company is financing the opposition to legal marijuana in Arizona comes a new disclosure this week that a beer industry group made one of the largest donations to an organization set up to defeat legalization in Massachusetts.

The Beer Distributors PAC, an affiliate that represents 16 beer-distribution companies in Massachusetts, gave $25,000 to the Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts, tying it for third place among the largest contributors to the anti-pot organization.
William A. Kelley, the president of the Beer Distributors of Massachusetts, did not respond to a request for comment, but his organization’s decision to oppose legalization is hardly unique in the alcohol industry.

In Arizona, one of the five states with marijuana legalization ballot measures this November, the Arizona Wine and Spirits Wholesale Association donated $10,000 to a group opposing legalization. In 2010, the last time California considered marijuana legalization, another alcoholic beverage distribution group provided financing to a law enforcement-backed campaign to defeat legalization.
The alcohol industry is nowhere near unified over pot policy, however, with several craft brewing firm welcoming laws that relax restrictions over pot.”*
Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2016/09/14/beer-pot-ballot/

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  1. I popped open a beer while I watched this video. LIES. jk. I'm a midnight toker and heavily prefer cannabis to alcohol, I just can't be smoking it all day because I have a low tolerance (only take a few hits off the bong, only on Friday's and Saturday's) and it makes me lazy as hell. TYT should do some reporting on psychedelics. I love those!

  2. A person addicted to alcohol is called an alcoholic
    A person addicted to crack, crackhead.
    A person addicted to weed? Nothing. We don't have a word for it because that category doesn't exist.

  3. So why don't the beer companies buy equity in the cannabis companies? Why don't oil companies invest in selling clean energy? Everyone knows diversifying investments doesn't make sense 😛


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