Myself and a friend were having this discussion regarding the "what if" scenario of Marijuana being made legal. His argument is that he like pot being illegal because there is little to no involvement with it from major corporations as long as it is an illegal substance. His argument goes like this... "Once it's legal some mega billion dollar company will get a patten for the rights to grow, refine and distribute marijuana. Then everything we buy will be chemically altered and pumped full of crap we don't want to smoke anyway. Once that happens they will make it illegal to grow your own because you don't have "Permission" to do so from the billion dollar corp and we are right back where we started." As crazy as it sounds I can't really argue this "what if" scenario with him. When you consider there are companies like Monsanto out there... Monsanto's development and marketing of genetically engineered seed and bovine growth hormone, as well as its aggressive litigation, political lobbying practices, seed commercialization practices and "strong-arming" of the seed industry have made the company controversial around the world and a primary target of the alter-globalization movement and environmental activists. In 2009 Monsanto came under scrutiny from the U.S. Justice Department, which began investigating whether the company's activities in the soybean markets were breaking anti-trust rules. So imagine if a company like this got hold of pot seeds! Goodbye seed banks, goodbye co-op growers, goodbye to the good old natural weed we all enjoy. These guys own the rights to fucking soybeans! So don't think it's impossible for a company to control the distribution rights of a plant because this company DOES JUST THAT! My question to you my fellow pot loving friends is... Is he right? What happens if we do get our dream and Mary Jane is all of a sudden legal? Would it be a dream come true or the start of yet another nightmare?