Especially when it comes to the subject of politicians and money. Here in California, and I gather elsewhere, former anti-pot crusading lawmakers, law enforcement figures and others are now singing a different tune. The new tune is pro-Cannabis, especially for-HIGH-profit retail Cannabis. “I became a convert to the true impact of cannabis." - Tom Lackey Others such as Jim Cooper who once served in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department for 30 years, as an undercover narcotics officer now sing a new song. He is now in the California State Assembly urging others to embrace the economic benefits of Cannabis legalization, and by extension, taxation. The thought of all those profitable Cannabis-dollars slipping out of their grasp is simply abhorrent to a California politician these days.