The Origin Of Legalization: The Legalization Of Marijuana

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Legalization of marijuana
Cannabis, also known as marijuana has been around since the dawn of time. The earliest recorded case of cannabis usage was in 7000 B.C by ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Romans, and Greeks. They used cannabis as clothes, nets to hunt and fish, seeds for food, and as medicine. According to Brief History Marijuana originated in Asia and no one is really sure how it got to North America. There are two theories behind how cannabis made its journey. Historians speculate that troops under Napoleon's leadership brought marijuana to Europe in 1804 and from there European immigrants brought it to the new world. The second theory was that the Spanish conquistadors brought marihuana with them and then Mexican migrant workers brought it to North America. The regulation of recreational marijuana was first limited by the state governments in Washington D.C in 1906 and was made illegal at a federal level in 1937.
Although the spelling ‘marijuana’ is most common, almost all states use the alternate spelling of ‘marihuana’. Some common nicknames Americans use are hemp, ganja, cannabis, or hashish. When we talk about the legalization of marijuana three things should immediately pop into your head. First we have medicinal marijuana which is used to combat a plethora of problems. Second is recreational marijuana which can have physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits. Last but certainly not least we have hemp. The Marijuana (hemp) plant is an untapped source of potential. In the past research has been done involving hemp but unfortunately was banned before we could discover all its uses.. If someone was to research marijuana they would see that for most of human history it was completely legal. Marijuana has been illegal ...

... middle of paper ... they should. In all honesty if something goes amiss it really is no one's fault but that person's, either for being irresponsible or just plain idiotic.
I honestly wonder why marijuana is illegal sometimes. I dabbled in cannabis usage when I was in Amsterdam and it was a wonderful experience. Some day I would like to try it again once it is legal. A survey found that 42 percent of people in the U.S have tried smoking cannabis at least once. Millions of people continue to use cannabis frequently, and I recommend trying it at least once, when it is legal of course. Even President Obama smoked when he was younger, "When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point." In my opinion all of the benefits heavily outweigh the cons, but until our drug laws are changed we will continue to see innocent people who had nothing more than the desire to smoke locked away.

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