Originally Posted by A.Nonymous
I don't necessarily agree with that. If marijuana was legal tomorrow, the cigarette companies and drug companies would likely be the ones farming, selling and distributing it. They've got the infrastructure in place to do so. I don't think public opinion is anywhere close to a tipping point on this though.
I would agree that the tobacco companies would be the first on the farming band wagon, but I'm not sure about the drug companies. It would interfere with the sale of marinol(? Sp) as well as pain meds.
As for the alcohol companies, they see pott as a direct competitor. Do you know who the biggest opponent of the Colorado law was? You guessed it, Anheuser-Busch. They want people drinking bud to get that rocky mountain high, not smoking it.