Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beer Distributors (Surprise) Against Legalized Weed

Jeffrey Miron has the details:

Many government interventions are, despite their official justifications, really an attempt to use government to suppress competition. This story provides a perfect illustration:
Beer distributors in California have united to fight against the Proposition 19, which would legalize pot.

“Unless the beer distributors in California have suddenly developed a philosophical opposition to the use of intoxicating substances, the motivation behind this contribution is clear,” Steve Fox, director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in statement. “Plain and simple, the alcohol industry is trying to kill the competition. Their mission is to drive people to drink.”

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