WikiLeaks has revealed that Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs bankers that legalization of marijuana will not happen on her watch.
WikiLeaks has been the most important thing that has happened to an election in a long time. We’ve been able to catch glimpses of the real nature of politicians and bureaucrats like never before, and see the state of democracy for what it is: a once mighty oak ravaged by white ants.
In Hillary Clinton, we see a figure beholden to Wall St., working diligently to advance the influence of financial corporations over government policy and taxpayer money. Her mega-donor list is a who’s who of megabanks that also happened to benefit from the TARP government bailout.
And in telling the Goldman Sachs banksters to chill out, cannabis won’t be legalized, she was providing music to the ears of the financial fat cats. Big Pharma, so desperate to suppress the truth about the medicinal value of cannabis in order to protect their profits, is a major part of Wall St.
The Free Thought Project reports:
In return for their money, Clinton gave speeches to Wall St. giants behind closed doors between 2013 and 2015. She told Goldman Sachs she was “far removed” from ordinary people and that “you need both a public and a private position.”
Clinton has vacillated terribly on the issue of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is a gift to her donors but very unpopular to Americans who see it for the fleecing it is. She was for TPP before she was against it – a familiar descriptive.
As Bernie Sanders pointed out during the primary – where he was efficiently neutralized by the establishment – the only thing we know about Clinton is that she will be on the side of Wall St.
If Clinton supporters believe she will do anything about government’s war on cannabis, they should think again.
The good people at Marijuana.com have been studying the leaked emails, and during one of those Wall St. speeches, Clinton expressed a clear opposition to cannabis legalization.
“During an on-stage Q & A session with Xerox’s chairman and CEO in March 2014, Clinton used Wall Street terminology to express her opposition to ending cannabis prohibition “in all senses of the word”:
URSULA BURNS: So long means thumbs up, short means thumbs down; or long means I support, short means I don’t. I’m going to start with — I’m going to give you about ten long-shorts.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Even if you could make money on a short, you can’t answer short.
URSULA BURNS: You can answer short, but you got to be careful about letting anybody else know that. They will bet against you. So legalization of pot?
SECRETARY CLINTON: Short in all senses of the word.”
The exchange with Burns is part of an 80-page document containing the emails of John Podesta, her campaign manager. Campaign staffers have been working diligently to try and scrub embarrassing parts of the speeches, and this was one of them.
As Tom Angell points out:
“That the campaign flagged the candidate’s opposition to legalization as a potential problem demonstrates a growing understanding by political operatives that marijuana law reform is now a mainstream issue, one which is supported by a majority of Americans and a supermajority of Democratic primary voters.”
As with so many other issues, it’s hard to tell from Clinton’s public statements exactly where she stands – unlike Sanders, who openly supports legalization and even introduced a bill to end federal prohibition.
Since that exchange with Burns in 2014, Clinton has acknowledged the medical value of cannabis and indicated she would let states do their own thing, and even said cannabis should be rescheduled under the Controlled Substances Act.
However, she adopts a ‘cover your ass’ approach by saying “I don’t think we’ve done enough research yet” and “I want to wait and see” what happens in states with recreational legalization.
This is not in line with the truth becoming exponentially obvious – that denying medical cannabis to suffering patients is a criminal act, and prohibiting a plant that people have used for thousands of years is oppression.
Clinton had no problem making it clear to a Wall St. corporation that she is against legalization, but why?
Perhaps because the pharmaceutical industry is a major part of Wall St., and they are desperately fighting ballot initiatives to legalize cannabis in several states, as it represents a direct threat to their profits.
Chelsea Clinton is also ANTI-Marijuana and she even Publicly said that “Marijuana Can Kill”
In a campaign appearance on September 24 2016, in Youngstown, Ohio Chelsea Clinton suggested that marijuana has the ability to kill.
During her speech, Clinton said, “We also have anecdotal now from Colorado, where some of the people who were taking marijuana for those purposes, the coroner believed after they died that there were drug interactions with other things they were taking.”
One of the most progressive rulings in the past ten years has been the legalization of marijuana that is now sweeping the nation. What started in states like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon, and the District of Columbia has now exploded across the country. Nine states will decide in November if they will join the growing list of states that have legalized marijuana.
Colorado, in particular, has seen many benefits since the legalization of marijuana. According to the Boston Globe, “Legalization has ushered in thousands of new jobs in the burgeoning industry, brought $135 million into state coffers last year, and ended the prohibition of a widely used substance.”
The state has also seen a drop in highway deaths as well as a drop in overdose death of harder illegal drugs such as heroin. The DEA acknowledges that there has never been a reported death from an overdose of marijuana. According to the Washington Post, “On its own, marijuana is not known to have any fatal dosage level. The DEA itself acknowledges that nobody has ever died from marijuana alone.”
Chelsea Clinton said that Marijuana negatively interferes with cancer-patients on Chemotherapy drugs and when they die, she says they died because of the Marijuana. Sure! We previously wrote an article where we explained that Chemotherapy is in fact dangerous and can kill people. Its the exact opposite, Marijuana can cure cancer, while Chemotherapy kills the patient. In case you missed it you should definitely read it, just click here.
On the other side, Donald Trump says he would legalize Marijuana for Medical purposes and would even allow States to decide on their own on the legalization of Marijuana altogether for whatever purpose. Remember, Hillary Clinton was caught saying Marijuana legalization is not gonna happen on her watch!
Now check out Trump’s consistent opinion on Marijuana! This video is from October 2015 back in the primaries when Trump was still facing Ted Cruz and others.
And here’s an interview of Trump from July 2016 where Trump is asked on Marijuana, go to minute 4:11:
However Trump has stated numerous times that he strongly opposes heavy drugs such as heroin and he intends to crack down on heroin drug dealers.
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