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Backstory: The Medical Marijuana Industry

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Since the mid 1990s, 16 states and the District of Columbia have passed medical marijuana laws. In some states, like California, a vast growing and dispensary system has sprung up for a drug that the federal government still considers illegal. Journalist Jim Rendon went behind the scenes with many of the people who work in what is both an illicit and quasi-legal industry. His book is called Supercharged: How Outlaws Hippies and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana.

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Jim Rendon

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David

So much for the "progressive" President Obama and all the rest of the vast majority of "progressive" Democrats in office who believe that women only own their own bodies to have an abortion. (Which means, in reality, that women don't own their own bodies. Someone else tells them when they have permission to do what they want with their OWN bodies.)

Fortunately, there are a few politicians who are starting to fight back on the Federal level:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-10-best-politicians-on-pot-20121009#ixzz28qXO9vZG

Oct. 11 2012 03:50 PM

Big Pharma doesn't want anyone growing pot. There's no money in it for them. And the DEA is government subsidized labor/alternate militia.

What will probably happen is THC will be available in synthetic pill form from your local pharmacy. The Feds are quietly closing down these pot shops in CA. CO is next.

Oct. 11 2012 01:52 PM

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