Big Tobacco Equals Big Marijuana
Dear Friend of America's Survival,
Garth Van Meter, Vice President of Government Affairs Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), told the Senate on July 23 that the SAFE Banking Act, which recently passed the House, "provides a scalable new avenue for these cartels to infiltrate the banking system in a much more systematic way."
Even without the involvement of drug cartels, the situation is dire. He added:
We can see where this is leading in our neighbor to the north, where Altria, formerly Philip Morris, the manufacturer of Marlboro cigarettes, has made a multi-billion dollar investment into the marijuana industry, paired with an even bigger investment in vaping giant Juul. These investments will have business synergy, as the latest data shows a 63% increase in youth vaping of marijuana in Juul-like devices. It took us over 100 years to reverse the public health impacts of the tobacco industry, who continually cast doubt on public health advocates with industry-funded bunk science. We have an opportunity today not to repeat those mistakes.
The SAFE Banking Act passed by a vote of 321 to 103.
The Senate hasn't yet passed the bill.
For America's Survival,
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