Marijuana is not just used for smoking, it is used as hemp and in the past they used it to make paper, rope and canvas. Hemp could produce four times more paper than any regular tree and the harvesting would take 3-4 months, rather than 40-50 years that a tree took. It became a problem to the paper making companies because hemp would take them out of business. These paper companies had connections in the U.S. congress, so that is what began the Marihuana Tax Act in 1937. After the Tax Act in 1937 marijuana ended up becoming illegal due to conspiracies from paper companies and racism against the black.
Final Draft Paul Lagpacan Kaplan College – Modesto Campus CM 220 – College Composition II Instructor Larry Low March 11, 2014 Marijuana is one of the three biggest drug problems here in the United States and it is currently a federal crime. Although many states have legalized Marijuana, many people believe that it should remain illegal. There are many significant reasons why Marijuana should be legal in this country. The most common issues and arguments about this plant are the addictions, public issues and health benefits. However, there are still many facts and problems that have yet to be proven.
How law enforcement deals with the illegal cultivation of marijuana and amount of marijuana grown in Mendocino County. Although the economy may benefit from the Marijuana Industry if raises social conflict issues for many residents living in the areas in which marijuana is cultivated. All over world people have used marijuana for thousands of years for a verity
South University Legalizing Marijuana Computer and Literacy ITS 1000 Michael L Smith October 18, 2013 Michael L. Smith Computer and Literacy: ITS 1000 Instructor: Carmen Flores October 18, 2013 Legalizing Marijauna In regards to illicit drugs, an epidemic that has a stronghold on our country caused a movement. That movement was and still is today, “the war on drugs”. Illegal drugs enters this country at an unexplainable alarming rate. In the United States alone the drug market is one of the most profitable in the world. (Agency, 2004) My intent is not to focus on the profitability of illegal drugs but the debate of legalization in particularly marijuana.
FEDERAL VS STATE VALUE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA Marijuana is a drug that is derived from the dried and cut leaves of the hemp plant known as Cannabis. Marijuana has a variety of street names such as “dank”, "grass", "pot", "reefer", "herb", "weed" and more. The active ingredient in marijuana is delta Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The legal status of Medical Marijuana in the United States is something of a paradox. On one hand federal government has placed a ban on the drug with no exceptions yet, somehow within the last fifteen years, many changes in the drug policy have occurred between the states and the federal government.
America should have learned this from the prohibition of alcohol. The government uses criminal penalties in an attempt to stop users, but over 25 million people use marijuana annually. Cannabis is the largest cash crop in the United States, currently. I believe prohibition could actually increase drug use for teenagers. Marijuana, now days, is extremely easy to get, and most drug dealers don’t have age restrictions.
Prohibition has altogether proven itself to be ineffective when it comes to illegalizing a substance that people want. The prohibition of alcohol is a great example of such inefficacy. When it was made illegal in 1920, it caused a surge in black-market alcohol sales which was inevitably followed by an increase in crime rates (Muscoreil). Even though it seems contrary to its purpose, prohibition actually increased overall alcohol consumption (Muscoreil). It is possible that this was a result of, among other things, a “forbidden fruit” effect—by making it unavailable or unlawful to possess, the general citizen may actually be more tempted to use it.
Independent Study Unit Brinder Khakh CLU3MO Mrs. Chaudhary Monday January 12 2015 Marijuana has been growing on earth for many centuries. Marijuana was first discovered by the aboriginal Indians and consumed it as a resource for many of years. The first nation thought of it as a medicine and used it for many other medical reasons, but is Marijuana really a medicine? Today, the truth is revealed about marijuana and is illegal in society in many countries. Marijuana is classified as an illegal substance in 1923.
Memorandum To: John P. Walters, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy From: Susan Fisk Re: Marijuana Prohibition in the United States Date: April 25, 2005 Introduction to Marijuana Prohibition Marijuana has not always been a controlled substance in the United States, but has become increasingly criminalized over the years with increased punishments for its possession, distribution, and growth. These measures have been justified under the assumption they protect America from drugs and keep us safe. However, time has shown us that the prohibition and criminalization of marijuana has created many problems, including huge amounts of government spending, decreased resources for other government projects, and thousands of lives ruined or destroyed. The problems created by our strictly enforced prohibition policies are even greater than the problems marijuana itself is reported to cause. To minimize the harms caused by these policies, the Office of National Drug Control should work to ensure both the repeal of mandatory minimum laws and de facto
Dominique Johnson English A Essay#4 29 April 2013 Marijuana in America In today’s society legalizing marijuana is still one of our biggest topics to date. Many people have a negative outlook on the drug painted by the media and the government. But little do we know marijuana has be around since the ancient times. The first reference to cannabis (marijuana) dates as far back as 2737BC (narconon international) It was used and spread though China, India, and North Africa. The Chinese used it for medication for gout, malaria.