The real reason pot is still illegal

Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line
30 June 2014
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The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), one of the largest anti-legalization organizations in the US has a curious sponsor: Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of Oxy-Contin, the highly addictive painkiller that has been linked to thousands of overdose deaths nationwide. A familiar confederation of anti-pot interests have a financial stake in the status quo, including law enforcement agencies, pharmaceutical firms, and nonprofits funded by federal drug-prevention grants.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Nation (US)