Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Big Pharma

Yes, most of us know who that is and most of us don't like them. Marijuana legalization advocates tend to know a thing or two more about pharmaceutical companies than the average person. Why would we know more about these evil bastards? Simple: we know how dangerous pharmaceuticals can be. Between 1999 and 2006 about 65,000 people have died from opioid allergic reactions, this is not counting any other pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical death is on the rise as the companies expand their market. As time goes on more and more pharmaceuticals are prescribed to patients One reason for this is the fact that pharmaceutical companies tend to give 'bonuses' or 'incentives' for prescribing their drugs to patients, even if those drugs are not needed. Many of these drugs are known for being dangerous and many of them shouldn't even be on the market. These drugs are so dangerous that they're one of the reasons why medical marijuana was set up by so many states in the past year. With a total death toll of zero, marijuana is one of the safest drugs for treating countless health problems. With that fact big pharma has its reasons to pay off our politicians to ensure marijuana is illegal. Big pharma isn't the only one that wants marijuana to be illegal, it's private prisons as well. Private prisons make most of their money from people who have been arrested on marijuana charges.
Main source: NORML

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