Using the same lies and tactics the marijuana industry will precede the next major American public health crisis.
Commercialization drives use.
We were once fooled by a major industry living off addiction for profit. Let’s not let it happen again:
Big Tobacco used doctors for years to convince us that cigarettes were okay. They even had campaigns pitching the health benefits of smoking cigarettes.
The same playbook is being used to run the next great public health fraud–the legalization of marijuana. And they’ve got Sanjay Gupta playing the role of the Cigarette “MD”. Continue reading Sanjay Gupta on Marijuana: Will History hold him in the company of the Tobacco Docs?
You can’t have an addiction-based industry without youth. Big Tobacco knew this. Big Pot does too. Here’s the big tobacco playbook:
Lorillard: “The base of our business is the high school student.”
Phillip Morris: “Today’s teenager is tomorrow’s potential regular customer…