The TRUE Reason Why Marijuana is Not Legalized [Revealed]

Nicole Richter Nicole Richter / Updated on June 12, 2019

There has been a lot of noise lately around the marijuana industry, especially since the 2016 elections. Furthermore, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is adding fire to the flame, and the press is jumping on for the ride, turning pointless stories into trending buzz.

Sure, politicians may be delaying legalization, but are they really the cause of the problem?

For decades, the pharmaceutical industry has been highly profitable. The recipe for such profits has been pretty simple. For most of the last half-century it was easy; discover a chemical or molecule that treats a common problem, like hypertension or diabetes or erectile dysfunction, and make billions of dollars while that product is still under patent protection.

Marijuana is ruining their party

Over the last couple of years, cannabis has become a major threat to these massive giants, forcing them to pour millions into the pockets of corrupt politicians as they lobbied to keep the drug illegal. Think about it logically. Pharmaceutical companies invest millions into research and procedures in creating drugs; then the natural drug ‘marijuana’ comes along only to threaten their businesses.

According to a recent study1, pot contributed to a savings of $165.2 million in prescription costs in 2013.
In a different study published in 2014 by the Journal of the American Medical Association2, opiate overdoses dropped by roughly 25% in states that have legalized medical marijuana compared to states that have prohibited sales of the plant. The study implies that people could be using medical marijuana to treat their pain rather than opioid painkillers.

Guess who is losing out?

So Why Don’t Pharmaceuticals Capitalize on Pot?

That is easier said than done. Most big Pharma’s are massive corporate organizations that have working procedures and steady business models – ones that have been developed over years. To shift into the “new” marijuana business would be like steering the Titanic – and we all know what happened to the titanic. We are not saying that it is not possible, we are simply saying that it is a difficult shift for these companies.

So What’s Their Solution?

Instead of investing in something that could be the future, most of these companies are taking the easy route. They have funded research that’s been performed by anti-pot groups of academics as well as funneled money to groups like The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. They have lobbied heavily towards certain federal agencies and are constantly putting pressure on the DEA to restrict the drug.

Moving Forward

Thanks to activists in the field and those that truly understand the benefits of the plant, research has been moving forward (as slow as a snail, but at least there is progress) . Studies are just beginning to confirm the benefits of marijuana on other conditions such as anxiety which has been treated up until now with pills such as Xanax. Other serious conditions are also being treated with cannabis as CBD’s health benefits are shocking researchers.


Although cannabis research has been at a near standstill for decades, the industry is expanding, and more and more companies are diving into the field. Furthermore, 8 States have become recreational, and according to the legislative analysts, the cannabis market is expected to balloon over the next couple of years, driving exponential revenue.

According to recent data, retail sales of marijuana clocked in at $6.5 billion last year, up from $3.8 billion in 2015. Furthermore, the marijuana black market is worth $36 billion. Just imagine what would happen if marijuana was legalized on a Federal Level. Total sales could surpass $40 billion.

Add up all the numbers, and you’ll reach the conclusion that federal prohibition can’t continue. In addition, when looking at the overall picture, it looks as though a legislative change at the federal level is extremely overdue.

Related Article: 3 Ways to Get a Medical Marijuana Card Online (in Minutes)

Article Sources


  1. Ann
    It should be illegal to withhold Marijuana from the public...

    There are different strands of weed that make you feel different ways and help different problem areas. Forcing the public to resort to street dealers with potentially impure product without being able to be choose which strain they want is the real criminal act.

    I’ve dealt with depression, anxiety, and PTSD all of my life, even as a kid I remember episodes. Marijuana is the only thing that helps. It’s okay to dope people up beyond belief with prescription opiates and narcotics but you go to jail for weed?

    What people need to start doing is suing their states. Sue them for denying the public the right to effective, natural medicines. For forcing people to feel like criminals for choosing a better healthier option than the poison dealt out by the pharmaceutical companies and hint hint the massive medical bills that go hand in hand with it.

  2. Joe

    There are multiple reason behind prohibition, few are, the trillions dollars on privatize jails, big tabaco can not compete with a plant the grow wild, same thing go for the pharmaceutical companies. The biggest problem is the religious right, ignorant old people that have leave there last 30 years believing the US government lies about marijuana. Funny those people are the ones the need marijuana the most. Over 100000 years humans have used marijuana, and suddenly is bad. Well, where is the end of the World! People did not stop using marijuana, they just use it in private. Legalization only bring them out the closet.

  3. William Hall

    Why is it that any thing good for people has to create a profit for the government or has to be taxed. This is a gift from a higher power to help the people of this planet has be here since the creation of the planet it was free then should be free now.

  4. Coral

    Marijuana is really illegal because money is literally made out of it (cash, paper currency) and that is a Pandora’s box 📦 in American politics and law. (Box made out of regular trees) Also why injecting cash cures AIDS (South Park reference). Make sure your kids follow the rainbow everybody. It’ll cure pain. [meta…]

  5. Mike

    Heck they need to decriminalize weed that’s all they need to do bring to three on the scale no more than tylonol and aspirin it’s a weed it’s just a weed if you talk to it play with it it can turn into a beautiful gorgeous tree that will surely make your life worth living yes sir.

  6. Oatmeal

    How could a man who donates his entire salary be “all for himself”?

    Seriously, y’all sound dumb af!

  7. April

    Illegal weed is only 5 to 6x’s the amount of legal weed…?? Think again 8 states with legal 42 with illegal..try the illegal market is at least 10x’s that of the legal market.

    1. Rob

      Then you need a better hook up cause the same strains in a Colorado weed shop can be gotten here for less than what the shop sells for and it’s in an illegal state

  8. Erby

    The Pothead conservatives need to step up and let Prez Trump know that they too helped elect him.

    1. Mike

      Grumble grumble (in my crankiest old man voice). Yeah, Tumo has been such a charm and savior. It is ok to admit that you fd uo when you voted for Cheeto Head.

    2. Mary Ann Swope

      Mr. President, You are the answer to help turn this country around. Please consider removing cannabis from a schedule 1 narcotic. Americans Need this plant, it is in each and everyone’s DNA.

    3. Eric Pine

      Yes, and throw a bunch of that PROFIT at them… Money is all they understand

  9. Mike the llama

    Trump is for the people? That’s a good one.

    Do you have any idea how many normal people Trump has screwed by not paying them for good work because sometimes it’s cheaper to just fight it in court with lawyers who know how to get out of paying people? Do you know how many investors he is screwed I going into bankruptcy 5 times? He does indeed love the undereducated as he has claimed but only because they’re dumb enough to support him.

    1. Piper Jones

      Wow. What a typical bunch of comments. Did anyone ever think that. If it were legal? There wouldn’t be the billions in taxation to be made. The drug companies and the feds, know damn well that, you can grow it just about anywhere. People would be growing their own. Right out in their garden. Thou. There’d be no crime to lock people up for, as well. There’s alot of capatilistic funds to be lost by legalization. That’s the reason for the status of it. There’d be alot less crime associated with it as to sales of the plant. You do the math.

    2. Gary

      You sound like a harping redundant old lady on the ragg

  10. Michael Distefano

    Trump? For the people!?!? Who’s ass did YOU just crawl out of!? One of these days, with any luck, you’ll be walking along and hear a loud “POP” … that’ll be your head popping out of your own ass. Jackass.

  11. Gary

    It works and it will put the drug companies out of all money they get from a pill that doesn’t work like pot plan and as that. Money is all they think of not the ppl . And to Hooligan Mr Trump is for the ppl jackass !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *