The Beginnings Of Big Bud? Ctd

Nov 2 2012 @ 8:31am

Building off Tony Dokoupil's reporting, Keith Humphreys rounds up more evidence that Big Tobacco wants to get in the legal marijuana business. Kleiman is skeptical:

[T]he last thing the tobacco industry wants is to have people think about cigarettes as part of the wider problem of drug abuse, and for actual and potential cigarette smokers to have to think of themselves as “drug users.” So I’d expect that introducing Marlboro-brand joints would put a dent in the same of Marlboro-brand cigarettes, and strengthen the political hand of the anti-tobacco forces.