Why is Marijuana still illegal? Is it big pharma? A conspiracy? Or maybe it’s another one of those things that just got out of control and people were too stupid to care about stopping it. F.U.Q.D.U.P. takes a humorous look at marijuana prohibition. .
“If you’ve never done pot, or alcohol, or any other kind of drug, ever, your whole life, well then fuck you. You’re a boring person and all your stories suck.”
September 30, 2016
Why is Marijuana still illegal? Is it big pharma? Is it a conspiracy? Or maybe it’s another one of those things that just got out of control and people were too stupid to care about stopping it.
Most pot smokers know about William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper owner of the early 1900’s that printed a smear campaign to discredit marijuana so he wouldn’t have to go through the trouble of changing all his pulp and paper equipment. But that was almost one hundred years ago. You would think that, someone, anyone, would have tried to change the law in all that time.
Turns out, people are creatures of habit – and busy ones at that. Most people won’t “rock the boat”, as it were, since they don’t have the foggiest idea that government is supposed to work for the people, and politicians only answer to the lobbyists with money.
With that in mind, it’s actually easy to see why marijuana has been illegal for so long. Hell, it’s actually a bit of a miracle that the second prohibition is coming to an end.
Better late than never, I suppose.