Last year there was a significant push to pass a medical cannabis bill thru the Republican controlled Legislature in Kentucky. The bill was successfully stopped by some prominent Republican legislators. Shortly afterwards one of these legislators, a leader of the group, received an award of appreciation from the Alcohol Industry for his support.
We should not be surprised at this as it is the core reason Republican controlled legislatures across the country hem and haw and do their best to slow and if possible, stop cannabis legalization.
Alcohol use drops by 7% in easy access legal states and it is not just the Alcohol Industry. The Pharmaceutical Industry also has a stake in keeping cannabis illegal. Many patients who switch to cannabis give up their medicines finding then no longer necessary. Veterans, for example, who stop following the VA regimen for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and switch to cannabis, give…
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