Manufacturer of addictive prescription drugs donates $500,000 to fight cannabis legalization

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(NaturalNews) The campaign to preventcannabis legalization in Arizona recently accepted a half-million dollar donation from a pharmaceutical company accused of peddling a dangerous narcotic painkiller off-label.

Drug company Insys made the donation to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy on Aug. 31, according to information posted by the Arizona Secretary of State. The revelation has lent support to longstanding claims by legalization proponents that drug companies view cannabis as a source of competition for their more addictive, dangerous and expensive products.

“Our opponents have made a conscious decision to associate with this company,” said J.P. Holyoak, chairman of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. “They are now funding their campaign with profits from the sale of opioids – and maybe even the improper sale of opioids. We hope that every Arizonan understands that Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy is now a complete misnomer.” (Click to Article)

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