How Anti-Drug Officials Say Pot Is Dangerous For Cash

When eight former DEA chiefs signed a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this month, demanding that the feds crack down on Washington and Colorado, the states which voted last November to legalize marijuana, there was more than just drug-war ideology at stake. There was money.

Two of the elder drug warriors, Peter Bensinger (DEA chief, 1976–1981) and Robert DuPont (White House drug chief, 1973–1977), run a corporate drug-testing business. Their employee-assistance company, Bensinger, DuPont & Associates, the sixth largest in the nation, holds the pee stick for some 10 million employees around the US. Their clients have included the biggest players in industry and government: Kraft Foods, American Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, the Federal Aviation Administration and even the Justice Department itself.

“These are not just old drug war architects pushing a drug war model they’ve pushed for 40 years,” says Brian Vicente, a Denver lawyer and co-author of Colorado’s Proposition 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use. “These guys are asking Eric Holder to pursue prohibition policies that line their own pockets.”

– Read the entire article in AlterNet.



  1. Anonymous on

    Maybe they talk about booze more and some fuck up DRUNK killed 5 in a crash very recently and then ask how many stoners just did this also,,, oh that’s right there isn’t any. I don’t condone driving one bit under the influence of anything, but I’m just saying, fuck you stupid fucks who bitch about pot.

  2. gutrod on

    Money talks and the ruling class still make all the decisions about how to control the peasants. America is ruled by their own self styled caste system that is made up of heirs and big business interests. The opinion of the majority has no clout unless the masses take to the streets to voice their displeasure with government. Remember the Vietnam war and all the potheads who brought about its end.

  3. Anonymous UK on

    Offer Eric Holder a bigger bribe to go the legalisation way or a bigger threat if he does not. We also need a way to transform the drug prohibitionists and their companies into drug standards enforcers in a legalised market. There should be enough money in legalised cannabis to sustain these guys in a living then either let them die off or gradually reduce the their corporate involvement in the legalised cannabis market.
    I know many of you will be retching with disdain but keeping our enemies in the style they have become accustomed to is not as bad as living under the tyranny of their hateful laws. If money is what they are really after then guaranteeing the money is an easier and safer alternative for them than having to fight for it (and maybe loosing). That said some of these monsters are so wrapped up in their own lies that they have started to believe them – and those people will always form a hardcore opposition no matter what is said or done.

    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
    Sun Tzu

    We are dealing with philistines too stupid to read the “Art of War” ( ) – it must be an advantage !!