The history of cannabis legalization

The use of marijuana has been a harsh topic in this country for a very long time.

Over the last few years, the legalization of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes has finally acquired support, and back in the early 1600s, cannabis was used in many states as legal tender.

In VA, a law made it mandatory for every farmer to cultivate hemp. By the end of the 19th century, cannabis was a staple of medicinal products sold in pharmacies. Anyone could buy them. In 1906 the Pure Food and Drug Act was passed and weed was a single of the drugs that became regulated. In 1931, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics deemed marijuana illegal. A year later, the Uniform State Act left it up to state governments to control marijuana use. Right around the time of World War II, there was a decline in marijuana import that led to the US Department of Agriculture creating a program to stimulate the growth of hemp. Those farmers were given a deferment, allowing them to grow the plant rather than heading to the front lines. By the 40s almost 372,000 acres in this country were producing hemp. In the 60’s marijuana was a popular recreational drug and became part of a culture that was protesting against the Vietnam War. Despite a wonderful deal of downside propaganda over the years, marijuana is a single of the most commonly used substances in the USA. In a survey, almost 94 million people indicated that they had used cannabis at least one time. The high from THC helps people to alleviate pain, stress, anger, fear and social stress. Cannabis has become a billion dollar yearly company with over twenty million active users in this country.

 

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