Pubdate: Thu, 26 Jan 2017
Source: Boulder Weekly (CO)
Copyright: 2017 Boulder Weekly
Author: Stan White


If consumers are going to purchase and consume beer and other alcohol 
products [Re: Cannabis Corner, "Are People Switching From Booze To 
Pot?," Jan. 19], consider purchasing them from companies who do not 
support or enable cannabis (marijuana) prohibition. That's not always 
easy to do.

In the past, large beer producers contributed to the Ad Council, which 
aired anti-cannabis rhetoric using lies, half-truths and propaganda in 
order to perpetuate cannabis prohibition, in part to eliminate 
competition. Another thing making it difficult to know which companies 
are harmful is the way large breweries are purchasing small craft 

Consumers may believe all small craft breweries are moral but some may 
be owned by larger cutthroat predatory breweries. An example is Blue 
Moon Brewery owned by Miller Coors, who has contributed to the Ad 
Council. An example of a moral company opposed to being associated with 
cannabis prohibition is New Belgium Brewery. If you're not sure, call
and ask.

Call and inform companies that you will not purchase products from 
companies who support cannabis prohibition. Cannabis has been 
re-legalized in Colorado but much of the country still struggles with 

Stan White

Dillon, Colorado
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