The folks who deliver beer and other beverages to liquor stores have joined the fight against legalizing marijuana in California.
On Sept. 7, the California Beer & Beverage Distributors gave $10,000 to a committee opposing Proposition 19, the measure that would change state law to legalize pot and allow it to be taxed and regulated.
The California Police Chiefs Association has given the most to the Proposition 19 opposition with a contribution of $30,000, according to Cal-Access, a website operated by the secretary of state’s office.
The bullshit motivation behind this political contribution should be perfectly clear. And it’s a good example of how a government policy, regardless of it’s “official” justification, can really be just a masked attempt to eliminate competition.
But what do you expect, when you set the precedent that the government is allowed to regulate the free market?