Monday, February 29, 2016

My Topic

My Topic

My topic is the history of marijuana legalization. I chose this topic because I have heard of to many law suits that are criminalizing people for possessing or using such a harmless drug. I want to know why the people in charge of law enforcement seem to be more focused on catching teens smoking weed rather than more serious problems like murderers. That personally doesn't make sense to me. It has been proven by many scientist and other organizations that marijuana has significantly more benefits than detriments to the human body.

This supposedly "harmful" drug has been used to help people with insomnia or eating disorders, treat HIV and/or AIDS, and even cure some cancers. So why hasn't marijuana been legalized yet? It hasn't been legalized yet because the general public still sees it as the "devils candy." To see what else marijuana can do for you, click this link.

Marijuana History

Marijuana has been watched and regulated since the early 1600's. It was not until the early 1900's that it was seen as a poison to the human body by the general public. By the early 1920's, the United States government banned the narcotic drug in attempt to keep their citizens safe. Back then, I could only imagine that they had little to no knowledge on what marijuana could do for people. Towards the early 1970's, it was completely illegal to possess or sell the narcotic drug. As time went on, scientists studied the drug and found many medicinal uses that it could be used for. It was not until the 1990's that marijuana was beginning to make its way out of complete prohibition. People were starting to be prescribed marijuana for eating disorders, arthritis, and so much more. A couple of years ago, the state of Colorado and a few other states legalized marijuana completely. How long will it be until the country does the same thing?

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