"Baptists and Stoners" Unite


The Harlan Institute's Josh Blackman highlights a Los Angeles Times story on Oakland's new ordinance allowing for the industrial production of marijuana. As Blackman notes, certain local businesses aren't so thrilled:

In a classic case of Baptists and Bootleggers, or perhaps Baptists and Stoners in Oakland's case, existing growers of marijuana are displeased, and oppose the opening of these factories.

Read the rest here. And check out Reason.tv's great interview with economist Bruce Yandle, who originally developed the concept of "bootleggers and Baptists" to make sense of the strange coalitions that form around government regulations: