The Marijuana Policy Initiative

Prevent Don't Promote Drug Use–Do You Want More Marijuana in Your Community or Less?

A volunteer non-partisan coalition of people from across the US and Canada who have come to understand the negative local-to-global public health and safety implications of an organized, legal, freely-traded, commercialized and industrialized marijuana market.

Chicanery, Charlatan, Carpet Bagging — Big Pot and Profit

•1978: Keith Stroup, Founder NORML:
“We are trying to get marijuana reclassified medically. If we do that, (we’ll do it in at least 20 states this year for chemotherapy patients) we’ll be using the issue as a red herring to give marijuana a good name.”

Key words keep coming to my mind:
Carpet Baggging
I love words.  And voters need a vocabulary lesson:


The use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose.


charlatan (also called swindler or mountebank) is a person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception.


Pronunciation: \-ˌba-gər\
Function: noun
Etymology: from their carrying all their belongings in carpetbags
Date: 1868

1 : a Northerner in the South after the American Civil War usually seeking private gain under the reconstruction governments
2 : outsiderespecially : a nonresident or new resident who seeks private gain from an area often by meddling in its business or politics

— car·pet·bag·gery  \-ˌba-g(ə-)rē\noun

These are old tricks.  Is your state smarter than this?