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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

George Soros donates $1 million to campaign to legalise cannabis

George Soros is known for his sometimes wacky crusades to offer moral guidance to the world through his own peculiar prism or moral compass. However, this is a strange news story. Why would a billionaire financier like George Soros fund a campaign to legalise or at least decriminalise cannabis? I mean, what's in it for him personally?

"Billionaire George Soros donated $1 million (£630,000) on Tuesday to a campaign to legalise marijuana in California through an initiative placed on ballots in the November 2 election."

I guess he does feel there's something in it for him personally? But what exactly?

Legalising the recreational use and small-scale cultivation of marijuana and regulating and taxing its sale "would represent a major step forward, and its deficiencies can be corrected on the basis of experience," Mr Soros wrote.

Somehow, I can't get past the idea that a man who is a central pillar in world economics as well as geo-politics is concerning himself with this. There has to be an ulterior motive for nobody as greedy as this man does something like this and not expect something out of it?! Either this is a case of misplaced philantrophy or he knows something we don't.

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