- Published on Saturday, 23 February 2013
- Written by THCbiz Staff
By Lucas Eaves
After voters legalized marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington state, 2012 was considered, by many, to be a good year for supporters of comprehensive drug reform. As the debate over marijuana legalization continues, however, it is important to identify who benefits most from the war on drugs.
As the number of Americans who favor marijuana legalization continues to grow, why are current efforts to reform the status quo so contested? One explanation is that plenty of powerful groups benefit from the status quo and will continue to oppose efforts to legalize Cannabis, whether for medical purposes or recreational use.
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