Maker of Addictive Prescription Painkiller Funds Anti-marijuana Campaign

Insys Therapeutics manufactures the prescription opiate painkiller Fentanyl. They are facing investigation for improperly marketing the highly addictive painkiller. (NYTimes) 

They have also developed a synthetic form of marijuana's active compound THC, and are awaiting approval for the treatment of AIDS and cancer patients' symptoms. (Motherboard)

It should come as little surprise that they contributed $500,000 towards defeating a Cannabis legalization proposal in Arizona. Their official statement of opposition cites the lack of demonstrated safety and danger to kids. Critics would point towards a pharmaceutical company with a dubious past fighting to protect profits. Surely they have noticed decreasing opiate overdoses in states with medical Cannabis laws. (NYTimes)