Well what do you know? Beer distributors in CA are fighting the legalization of marijuana. Now, why in the world would they do that? Uh-huh. Could be because marijuana has not been proven to be addictive? Because it doesn’t hook you or create a chemical dependence the way alcohol does? Yeah, I wonder. Alcohol makes people depressed, violent, and belligerent. It destroys people and families. Pot just makes you lazy, hungry, and stupid. When was the last time you saw some guy stoned at a baseball game screaming and yelling at the umpire, and picking fights with people around him? Or stoned and beating the shit out of his wife and kid because he ran out of Doritos?
This isn’t to say that alcohol should be outlawed, because we all know that’s not the answer, but let’s not pretend pot is just as bad or worse, shall we? Thanks!
The folks who deliver beer and other beverages to liquor stores have joined the fight against legalizing marijuana in California.
On Sept. 7, the California Beer & Beverage Distributors gave $10,000 to a committee opposing Proposition 19, the measure that would change state law to legalize pot and allow it to be taxed and regulated.
Rhonda Stevenson, the California Beer & Beverage Distributors political action committee’s coordinator, was out of the office on Wednesday. Nobody else from the group was available to comment.
“Unless the beer distributors in California have suddenly developed a philosophical opposition to the use of intoxicating substances, the motivation behind this contribution is clear,” Steve Fox, director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in statement. “Plain and simple, the alcohol industry is trying to kill the competition. Their mission is to drive people to drink.”