George Soros’ real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S. (and NZ)

By July 21, 2019 Recent News

Washington Times 2 April 2014
Family First Comment: “The pro-legalization movement hasn’t come from a groundswell of the people. A great deal of its funding and fraud has been perpetrated by George Soros and then promoted by celebrities. The truth is under attack, and it’s an absolutely dangerous direction for this country to be going in.”
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Billionaire philanthropist George Soros hopes the U.S. goes to pot, and he is using his money to drive it there.

With a cadre of like-minded, wealthy donors, Mr. Soros is dominating the pro-legalization side of the marijuana debate by funding grass-roots initiatives that begin in New York City and end up affecting local politics elsewhere.

Through a network of nonprofit groups, Mr. Soros has spent at least $80 million on the legalization effort since 1994, when he diverted a portion of his foundation’s funds to organizations exploring alternative drug policies, according to tax filings.

His spending has been supplemented by Peter B. Lewis, the late chairman of Progressive Insurance Co. and an unabashed pot smoker who channeled more than $40 million to influence local debates, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The two billionaires’ funding has been unmatched by anyone on the other side of the debate.

Mr. Soros makes his donations through the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit he funds with roughly $4 million in annual contributions from his Foundation to Promote an Open Society.
READ MORE: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/2/billionaire-george-soros-turns-cash-into-legalized/

Government and pro-cannabis billionaire back drug conference
NZ Herald 16 February 2009
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10556944

‘Weed’ advocate can sponsor drugs event: PM
NZ Herald 16 February 2009
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10557109

 

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