Boston.com reports on the New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s record-setting sales for 2010:
The commission this week reported a 4.5-percent increase in net sales, for a total of $534 million. That was an increase of about $23 million over the previous year.
State Liquor Commission Chairman Joseph Mollica says approximately $140 million went to the state’s general fund, the largest contribution in commission history.
This is money that will go towards the prosecution and caging of peaceful people like Bob Constantine and Patricia Smith who prefer home grown cannabis to state-supplied liquor. Why is the State of New Hampshire in the drug pushing business? Why do they cage their competitors?
The Portsmouth Herald credits the boost to aggressive out-of-state marketing, new in-store programs and the modernization of the outlets.
If you’re a drug dealer in the black market you’re a pusher. If you’re selling booze on behalf of the state you’re a marketer.
Talley.TV has covered two different protests at New Hampshire Liquor Stores that pointed out this hypocrisy. Since moving to New Hampshire I have met several victims of the “Live Free or Die” State’s War on Drugs. The following episodes of Talley.TV either take place at the liquor stores in New Hampshire or reference them as in the case of the interview with the former corrections officer. This playlist contains four videos that are linked to the thumbnails above:
As the below chart by SAFER illustrates, alcohol is far more harmful than marijuana. So why does the State of New Hampshire cage some people for using one type of drug, like cannabis, while selling a far more harmful drug, like alcohol.