Article by Page Mackinley, Inquisitr
Justin Bieber is using his voice and massive social media platform to speak out against corporate pharmaceutical companies’ opposition to medical marijuana, and the reasons behind it.
The surprising advocacy popped up in a post on the Justin Bieber Twitter account shortly after the “Sorry” singer wrapped his “Purpose World Tour” show at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark where he performing for 49,000 fans on Sunday night.
“This is important. A friend showed me this,” Bieber (or someone with access to his account) wrote. “I’m going to be talking more about this. We all need to pay attention,” before including a Facebook link to a video about the subject shared by the ATTN. website.
The clip Bieber linked to reveals a series of images with accompanying text. The overriding message? “Big Pharma is literally paying to block medical marijuana.”
Viewers are shown drug companies spends millions per year on efforts to shut down medical marijuana activism because it is an alternative to — and thus undermines profits made — by the painkiller industry.
Among the claims made: that the makers of the drug Fentanyl spent $500,000 to fight marijuana legalization in Arizona. If that brand sounds familiar to you, it was cited as the drug Prince accidentally overdosed on earlier this year.