Marijuana Legalization Push: A Conspiracy Between U.S. Government and Billion Dollar Corporate Giant? [Video]

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Is the push for legalization of marijuana due to a conspiracy between GMO giant Monsanto and the U.S. government? Some people in the organic food community seem to think so.

Monsanto is consistently ranked as one of the most hated companies in the world, but despite this the company enjoys the benefits of having friends in high places who wield considerable amounts of power. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has even backed the corporate giant and GMO foods. According to some, one of the reason for the push of legalization of cannabis is so Monsanto can can let loose genetically modified marijuana on consumers. Monsanto is losing money due to lawsuits, and from many countries banning its product Round Up, and some GMO foods and seeds. If the U.S. makes cannabis legal and Monsanto, as some believe, has GMO marijuana ready to go, it could make the company very rich.

According to Natural Society, talk among organic communities is that Monsanto has worked on GMO marijuana for years now. Many believe that GMO marijuana is ready to be sold and that this is why the U.S. government is beginning to push for legalization of the drug and conspiring with Monsanto to make the company the front-runner in producing marijuana for consumers. The theory comes in part, from what is happening in Uruguay, who is the first country to fully legalize marijuana. Uruguay regulations will be looked at by other countries in the world and if they work, they could become a blueprint for future laws in the U.S.  Since 1974 smoking marijuana has been legal in Uruguay, but there was never any written rule on how people were suppose to obtain the plant. With the new laws users of marijuana now have to register, they will be allowed as individuals to grow six plants, or to purchase it from a pharmacy. The maximum amount allowed to be purchased is 40 grams per individual at a cost of one dollar a gram. The hope is to prevent abuse, to have a way of identifying users who may have a potential substance abuse problem, and to put a dent in the black market. Uruguay will use protected land to grow marijuana for its citizens who smoke. Some people are opposed to this plan, they are concerned with personal freedom infringements due to the registration clause of the new law, the limits on the amount one can smoke and the fact that government will be dictating what kind of marijuana one can purchase.Marijuana

According to the President of Uruguay they are not looking to make a lot of money off of the sale of marijuana, but the law, as it is, brings to light questions of what exactly could happen if the U.S legalizes it. In states like Colorado where it is legal, the marijuana industry is bringing large amounts of revenue into the state. If the U.S. makes it legal and it becomes a cash crop, which it will, like soy and corn, who will benefit from it? As of now companies like Dow, Monsanto and DuPont benefit the most from the two biggest crops grown in the U.S., much more so than farmers. According to a report from Phys Org. 95 percent of all soy and about 88 percent of all corn is genetically modified.

Soy and corn are used in almost all food products, one only has to look at the ingredients of the food in their pantries to see this. Monsanto, DuPont and Dow see cannabis as the next big cash crop. The plant has medicinal uses, recreational uses, and its cousin hemp has potential to be used in paper, energy, and plastic production, plus much more, the list of possible uses is almost endless. If any of the companies were to obtain a patent for a strain they engineer, the possible profits and control over future potential uses could be staggering.

As of now Monsanto denies any involvement in cannabis and claims that the accusations of the company working on GMO pot are just internet rumors.  If the rumors are true, what would it mean for U.S. consumers? It more than likely will lead to laws that restrict the cultivation, sale, use, and possession of the plant. Most likely the laws will benefit large corporations like Monsanto, Dow, and DuPont and leave the little people to deal with the consequences.Marijuana

Marijuana should become legal but are Americans willing to turn it over to “Big Business” and allow them to control the plant, are they willing to have the natural plant genetically modified and to be owned, so as to prevent others from growing it? Are they willing to risk lawsuits from the corporate giant because Monsanto’s GMO pot seeds managed to find away on their property? Is the push for legalization of marijuana less about the needs of the people when it comes to their health and personal use, or is the U.S. government conspiring to put more money in Monsanto’s pocket? Advocates for  legalization may not want to think of these issues but maybe they should.

Opinion by Jessica Hamel

Sources:

Inquisitr: Is the U.S. Government Aiming to Legalize Weed So Monsanto Can Unleash GMO Marijuana?

The Aspen Times: Colson: Watch for a ‘Frankenpot’ Federal Turnaround

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9 Responses to "Marijuana Legalization Push: A Conspiracy Between U.S. Government and Billion Dollar Corporate Giant? [Video]"

  1. Matthew Kocincki   November 7, 2016 at 10:23 am

    its amazing how many people will tell you you’re wrong, and its because of ignorance. I’m not smart nor am I one hundred percent “Politically correct” but isn’t it amazing how people will tell you you’re wrong, stupid, and to stop with you’re scare tactics, when they shove their opinions down you’re neck so that they don’t have to worry about a possible problem. I wont say this article is one hundred percent correct, but I don’t believe its wrong either. Actually lets skip it and go directly to the end the author of this article says “Advocates for legalization may not want to think of these issues, but maybe they should.”. It wasn’t forced it, and it wasn’t pushing anything. The fact is, is that people should be able to show what they think they know without comments and arguments that involve quotes like “THE STUPID. . . IT BUUUUUURNS”, or ” more wisely focus their efforts on a real, proven, killer, alcohol, which again causes more destruction, violence, and death than all other drugs, COMBINED?”. These are ignorant comments one which has no reason to exist, and the other just points the blame on another problem. if you put off a matter of concern, it will eventually become a problem that could have been fixed in the past. These are ignorant post that ruins the argument that is given. However, if you have you opinion on a matter, or problem, you should “One, Point out why you think the way you do. Two, back it up with proof and facts, and three, pull together a reasonable argument without accusing your opposing argument, without bias, and without ignorance.”. without those rules, your argument will be worth less than the original one given to you.

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  2. MiVapemans   July 6, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Preach It Sister! Legalization is just a government/big pharma/money ruse.

    Gov. nor big business can “legalize Cannabis” and take utter control over it, the revolt would be world wide. But if they trick the sheeple into “Legalization of Recreational Dope”, well then, they get what they want with a pretty bow, and in 5 – 10 yrs or as we call it, 1/2 time for 2 joints, they ll have it locked up like Big Alcohol and Tobacco, which may I need to remind you, is now owned by the same few international companies….

    Do you want to see Cannabis like Big Alcohol in a decade or less? Legalize it for recreational use and watch it unfold infront of your eyes in near realtime….

    Abrogate Prohibition And Utterly Repeal it. make it as normal as Tomato, Lettuce or Dandylions.

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  3. DrMesmer   July 6, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    That’s why California love the CCHI2016 (The Jack Herer Initiative), it bans GMO Cannabis and enables anyone to take a part in the new Cannabis industry…no Pot Monopolizes in CA!

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  6. Lonny J. Parton   June 1, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    THE STUPID . . . IT BUUUUUURNS

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  7. Brian Kelly   June 1, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Fear of Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is unfounded. Not based on any science or fact whatsoever. So please prohibitionists, we beg you to give your scare tactics, “Conspiracy Theories” and “Doomsday Scenarios” over the inevitable Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide a rest. Nobody is buying them anymore these days. Okay?

    Furthermore, if all prohibitionists get when they look into that nice, big and shiny, crystal ball of theirs, while wondering about the future of marijuana legalization, is horror, doom, and despair, well then I suggest they return that thing as quickly as possible and reclaim the money they shelled out for it, since it’s obviously defective.

    The prohibition of marijuana has not decreased the supply nor the demand for marijuana at all. Not one single iota, and it never will. Just a huge and complete waste of our tax dollars to continue criminalizing citizens for choosing a natural, non-toxic, relatively benign plant proven to be much safer than alcohol.

    If prohibitionists are going to take it upon themselves to worry about “saving us all” from ourselves, then they need to start with the drug that causes more death and destruction than every other drug in the world COMBINED, which is alcohol!

    Why do prohibitionists feel the continued need to vilify and demonize marijuana when they could more wisely focus their efforts on a real, proven killer, alcohol, which again causes more destruction, violence, and death than all other drugs, COMBINED?

    Prohibitionists really should get their priorities straight and/or practice a little live and let live. They’ll live longer, happier, and healthier, with a lot less stress if they refrain from being bent on trying to control others through Draconian Marijuana Laws.

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    • Betsy   July 7, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Seems pretty clear from the authors assertion that marijuana should be legal that this is not a prohibitionist opinion, but rather an anti big business taking over the rights to a plant.

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