Discount Tire Co., which is based in Scottsdale, is the largest privately held company in Arizona. The company has over 900 stores in 31 states, and is one of the largest companies in America. If you are a marijuana consumer, and you shop there, you may want to strongly consider taking your dollars elsewhere. The company recently made a one million dollar donation to oppose marijuana legalization in Arizona. Per Biz Journals:
Discount Tire Co. has contributed $1 million to the campaign against an Arizona ballot measure that would legalize marijuana, according to state campaign finance records.
Scottsdale-based Discount Tire donated the money to a group called Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy in Opposition to Prop. 205, according to campaign finance records from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.
I think it’s safe to say that a boycott is in order. If you are a marijuana consumer, whether you live in Arizona or not, never give even one dollar to Discount Tire. The company does not care about what is best for society, otherwise they wouldn’t support such a failed public policy. Marijuana prohibition perpetuates systemic racism, which is something that should not be supported. Discount Tire should be donating money to the legalization campaign, not the reefer madness effort. Please tell everyone that you know BOYCOTT DISCOUNT TIRE!!!!