Saturday, September 18, 2010
Beer Lobby Gives $10K to No On Prop 19 (Weed Legalization)
Ok, I think many of us know that most of the tobacco companies give money to CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting), but now the beer industry is joining the fight against the chronic. I can maybe see that they would be concerned that legalized pot would slightly affect their beer sales, but the reason they give is hilarious. Check it out.
"Rhonda Stevenson, director of public affairs for the California Beer & Beverage Distributors, said the group's opposition comes from concerns about public and worker safety. She relied on talking points from the California Chamber of Commerce stating that if Prop. 19 passes, employers would have no ability to monitor or regulate pot consumption of employees, thereby creating the danger of stoned truck drivers and sales people on the roads, and stoned forklift drivers in the warehouses. "
I don't get it. Read the whole story here.