Posted on November 11, 2013 by News Admin
Marijuana is safer than alcohol. It's a simple message based in a lot of truths. But Big Alcohol doesn't like that, nor do they like the insinuation that their legal product leads to more violence, health issues and social problems than cannabis.
"We're not against legalization of marijuana, we just don't want to be vilified in the process," an anonymous alcohol lobbyist tells the National Journal this week. "We don't want alcohol to be thrown under the bus, and we're going to fight to defend our industry when we are demonized."
So, when are they going to start fighting themselves? Alcohol ranks number three in lifestyle-related deaths according to the CDC. It is also partly to blame for at least a third of all emergency room visits in the U.S. according to Marijuana Policy Project political director Dan Riffle. Or the facts that women experience sexual aggression nine times higher when they are drinking compared to when they are not drinking, or that alcohol consumption by college students results in at least 1,400 deaths each year. We could go on, but you get the point
All of those negative marks against alcohol may be true, but the booze lobby doesn't like marijuana advocates using booze's problems to sell cannabis. They say both have their problems, but that both can also be enjoyed responsibly.
"We believe it's misleading to compare marijuana to beer," Chris Thorne of the Beer Institute, tells the National Journal. "Beer is distinctly different both as a product and an industry. Factually speaking beer has been a welcome part of American life for a long time," he said. "The vast majority drink responsibly, so having caricatures won't really influence people."
And yet even if the majority of users were responsibly drinking, that still leaves a whole lot who aren't and the fact that alcohol can be so poisonous isn't helping things.
As MPP spokesman Mason Tvert says, the alcohol industry can be as upset as they want: "We are simply pointing out the facts."
We've helped thousands of happy customers start & run their medicinal & recreational businesses in all legal states. Whether you're serious, curious or just looking to gather information, GreenZipp can help.
Primarily through word-of-mouth alone, GreenZipp has become the company people trust to help start and run their legal marijuana businesses. For the last 4 years, people have been using GreenZipp because it's famously easy, straight forward, with no hidden costs. Combine that with our best-in-the-biz customer service, and you've got a unique and delightful offering of products and services.
We've been in business for 5 years, so you can depend on us to alleviate the anxieties and pressures of starting and running your business. Not once, has a single customer ever been in trouble with the law - ever. We're extremely proud of that number. Our job is to keep you safe and compliant with regulations and allow you to run your company without fear or anxiety. We've gone and will continue to go to the ends of the earth for our customers. Learn more about our company.
Many customers come to us saying that they've been told they need a lawyer to start their businesses. Sure, you can definitely use them, but you don't need them. Heck, you can even do it yourself if you don't mind putting in the time and making some costly mistakes from time to time. We take the complicated, confusing and time-consuming process of starting or running your marijuana business and boil it down to plain, detailed and easy-to-follow steps. Or, we can just do the whole process for you.
Here's the best part: We're so effective, lawyers and law firms hire us to service their marijuana industry clients for them.
Absolutely. You can see how our customers feel about us via an independently certified, 3rd party review website. We're extremely proud of our 5 out of 5 Star rating.
We offer a free Starter Package to help people understand the industry and us a little better. Check it out.
New business owners, seasoned entrepreneurs, investment groups and law firms all rely on GreenZipp. We've been fortunate to earn the repeat business of our customers, including some of the top lawyers and law firms in the country.
There's a lot of (mis)information out there. At best, it's usually speculation from non-professionals, old wive's tales or completely fabricated. It can be tough to navigate. With that in mind, here are a few things we've prepared for you:
GreenZipp is a medical & recreational marijuana consulting firm that's helped thousands of customers establish and run their marijuana businesses in all legal states. With industry-leading, streamlined and cost-effective products and services that abolish hourly & hidden fees, we'll be sure to make you happy.
We’ll send periodic news, new product releases and exclusive promotions.