Sep 30 2011

Marijuana and Wall Street

Posted by J. Craig Canada in business, crime against humanity, politics

The only mention I’ve seen connecting marijuana prohibition to the Wall Street protests is a rather snide remark by a publication called The Business Insider.  After lamenting that bearing breasts wasn’t illegal, they ended their hatchet job with an exhortation to the police to arrest people for smoking marijuana:

Another thing that caught me by surprise was the use of marijuana. I walked right by a protestor smoking weed in broad daylight.  The police must have been just 20 feet away too.  If you’re at a protest site surrounded by hundreds of police officers and trying to get out your important message out, then it’s probably not the best idea to light one up!

The prohibition of marijuana is arguably the greatest crime against humanity in all of history, and the responsibility for this war against the citizens by the government lies squarely with Wall Street.  It’s all about corporate greed and government corruption.

Hollywood Today, in an article which declared prescription drugs (as prescribed) are the 4th leading cause of death in this country, states the following:

In 2001, the ten American drug companies in the Fortune 500 list ranked far above all other American industries in average net return, whether as a percentage of sales (18.5 percent), of assets (16.3 percent), or of shareholders’ equity (33.2 percent). These are astonishing margins. For comparison, the median net return for all other industries in the Fortune 500 was only 3.3 percent of sales. The most startling fact about 2002 is that the combined profits for the ten drug companies in the Fortune 500 ($35.9 billion) were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together (33.7 billion).

Let me emphasize this again. The combined profits of the ten largest US drug companies reaches 35.9 billion – a sum higher than the combined profits for all other 490 corporations on the Fortune 500 List!

According to IMS Retail Drug Monitor, “Global pharmaceutical sales through retail pharmacies increased 5% to 386.23 billion from November 2005 to November 2006.”

In other words, the pharmaceutical companies – the pharmalords – are the economy.  They own the government.

Our government has known since 1974 that marijuana could cure cancer.  From Autism to PTSD, marijuana is proving a superior treatment to anything the pharmaceuticals companies can patent.

The responsibility for the prohibition of marijuana – a civil war on the American people by the government for corporate profit – lies squarely with Wall Street.

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