Marijuana Movement

Fiction:  “Medical” marijuana laws are the result of grass roots citizen support

“Medical” marijuana advocates claim that the public has not been hoodwinked by these new laws and that the marijuana initiatives are low-budget campaigns.  

Fact:  The people behind the funding for the “medical” marijuana scam want to legalize marijuana and other drugs and they are not just small grassroots supporters.

The bulk of the funds come from millionaires who are long-time supporters of the drug-legalization movement. Ballot initiatives have passed by use of major disinformation campaigns financed by wealthy individuals from outside these states. The following is an excerpt that describes this process from the Congressional testimony of Thomas A. Constantine, DEA administrator, before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in 1996: 

"Proposition 215 in California and Proposition 200 in Arizona were drafted, financed and supported by legalization proponents using the compassionate pain argument as a guise for their drug legalization agenda. Billionaire financier and legalization advocate George Soros provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in California alone to garner support for the proposition. In Arizona, Mr. Soros almost doubled his California donations, a significant portion of which were made through organizations such as the Drug Policy Alliance, with which he is affiliated. Other donors included representatives from the Progressive Corporation, the Men's Warehouse and other pro-legalization groups. 

Proponents waged a sophisticated, misleading campaign, which led voters to believe that the initiatives were simply limited to compassionate pain relief. Opponents of the propositions, including the American Cancer Society, the California Medical Association, the Glaucoma Research Foundation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the California Narcotics Officers Association and many family groups concerned about the impact of drug legalization on the nation's children, were outspent and out-campaigned by the well-orchestrated effort to legalize drugs on a national basis. These individuals cynically used the suffering and illness of vulnerable people to further their own agenda.”

A few billionaires and not broad grassroots support started and sustain the "medical" marijuana and marijuana legalization movements in the United States. Without this money and influence, the drug legalization movement would shrivel.