Controversial- the prohibition of marijuana

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Marijuana has been used around the world for centuries with different spiritual, medical, and practical applications. From keeping spirits away at weddings or clothes and paper, marijuana has many beneficial uses. Current laws aimed at eradicating marijuana bring high crime rates that were obsolete preceding the law.

Medical marijuana has many benefits with patients who have chronic diseases. Many patients with serious diseases make life possible using marijuana daily. A person experiencing a serious illness should be able to choice a medicine that will relieve their pain and suffering.

Marijuana is a sensitive topic which should have a person choice decide whether a drug is legal or not.

The Scandalum Magnatum Of Marijuana

In the first 12,000 years, Marihuana has benefited civilizations across the globe. Chinese people used the plant's hemp fibers for making clothes, shoes, weapons, writing paper, and its intoxicating properties when conducting surgeries. The Japanese use it in many religious events and celebrations.

By law, early American colonial farmers were ordered to grow hemp to be used as ropes and sails on ships.[1] In the 1700's, Hemp was the primary crop grown by George Washington at Mount Vernon, and a secondary crop grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Marihuana has contributed in helping many civilizations survive; however, when spreading root in American, people of law and power used any means of defamation and falsity to eradicate the drug using the Anti Marijuana Act. The laws banning Marijuana were harvested from racist high power officials who constantly lost their own personal wars in America.

Harry Anslinger was ruthless racists who recognized he could have a career opportunity with the Bureau of Narcotics. He figured since the agency was new that he could create a problem and a solution. In 1914, cocaine and opiates were illegal; Anslinger knew...