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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The battle to win Colorado this November might come down to Marijuana

Will Colorado voters make history and legalize marijuana?
As a resident of Colorado, the road to victory is painfully obvious to me. Instead of focusing on making Colorado a red or blue state this November, the candidates just need to let Colorado be green – and I’m not talking energy. What I am talking about is Marijuana, and the question of whether to legalize it will be on the Colorado ballot in November. Both Obama and Romney oppose marijuana legalization, which frankly isn’t surprising given the amount of corporations that benefit from its prohibition. After all, in the race between the lesser of two evils, you are guaranteed to end up with crony capitalists and corrupt bankers no matter who wins. However, this raises a problem for both campains, especially the Obama campaign. Legalization activists are a small but passionate group, and there are signs that some who turned out in large numbers here to campaign for Obama in 2008 have soured on the president...
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The top five lobbying groups leading the charge against legalizing marijuana are: police unions, prison guards, private prison corporations, beer/booze industry and Big Pharm.

The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal

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