James Lambert
Sadly, Forbes, SI magazines in recent issues make light, even promote recreational pot legalization
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By James Lambert
July 26, 2016

By Lee Lambert (So. Calif. spokesman www.MarijuanaHarmsFamilies.com )

In the July 18th issue of Sports Illustrated, the magazine does an extensive article on a retired NFL running back. In an eleven page article entitled: Ricky Williams takes the high road... SI even goes at length to defend and even promote the former NFL player's devotion to pot. They even released a movie on the subject.

Sadly, the overall theme of the article sings the praises of this drug. What the writer doesn't discuss are the negative repercussions of using this drug. The fact is that the marijuana of today is much stronger than the pot that was used in the 1970s. Instead the magazine features a person who glamorizes pot use.

The SI article and another one that is featured in Forbes magazine doesn't inform the readers that recreational pot is a gateway drug. Of the 5 friends I know who have died from hard drugs – three started their drug addictions with pot. Instead S.I.'s article glorifies pot and the passion that Ricky Williams has towards its use.

Forbes magazine takes another approach in their 'back door' way of approving pot legalization. In their July 26th issue entitled 'Cannabis Capitalist' the magazine's writer extols the 'controversial' approach of Scotts-Miracle Gro CEO Jim Hagedorn. Hagedorn has invested ½ billion dollars in the pot business. Sadly, it is people like Hagedorn, George Soros and others who clearly are the promoters of pot legalization in states around the country. The article addresses the strategy of Hagedorn to promote pot farming.

Once again, articles like this do not mention the harm that 'pot farming' has done to countless RE properties around the country. Properties have been seriously damaged by pot farmers include (rental) homes and even public (state and federal) land. Again the story of drug addiction and its cost to society is avoided in these two national articles. Even the federal government will tell you that there are over 1.5 million pot addicts. Sadly, that's something that Sports Illustrated and Forbes magazine ignores.

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James Lambert

James Lambert has a broad business background. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Linfield College (McMinnville, Oregon), Lambert pursued a career in banking by working in various management capacities for Crocker Bank, San Diego Trust & Savings Bank and First Interstate Bank (between 1973 and 1995). By 1990 Lambert received his Master in Business Administration from National University (San Diego). For 3 years, Lambert also taught Finance at Mira Costa Community College... (more)

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