Wednesday, September 22, 2010

California breweries oppose legalizing marijuana? Say it ain't so!

After all, it's a family affair! Marijuana and one of beer's primary ingredients, hops, are relatives! 

Hey Sip Pimps!

I just ran across an article in the progressive Huffington Post about the California Beer & Beverage Distributors (CBBD) dishing out funds to oppose marijuana legalization. As I read on, Sierra Nevada and Stone Brewing Company earned hella cool points in the half-closed eyes of pot smokers when they defiantly said they had nothing to do with the opposition of the November proposition to legalize the funky green. Initially, the article suggested that the CBBD was a little shook up with the idea that weed would take away from beer sales (although they go together like P&J...from what I've heard), but an update at the bottom of the report said they were only haytin' on the way the proposition was constructed. 

According to the article, CBBD's spokesperson Rhonda Stevenson said, "First and foremost, we are not opposed to the legalization of marijuana. We have no position on that...That's for the voters to decide. Second of all, we do not think of [marijuana] as a competitive product in the marketplace. That's not the issue. Our issue is it's a poorly written initiative."
Whew! I honestly think a lot of the brew enthusiasts nationwide would be disappointed if the initial allegations were true and the Left Coast's breweries were strictly all about the Benjamins. 
Here's the link to the article:

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