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Marijuana has been illegal for almost sixty years and at no time have we successfully rid the country of this drug Right know marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug the first two being cigarettes and alcohol Working 1 This proves that prohibition doesnt work and people know the difference between drugs that are really bad for them and drugs that arent that bad if used in moderation Our government is spending millions a year on a fight that will never be won maybe it is time for a change Marijuana was first used as an intoxicant in Central Asia around 3000 BC Marijuana had a place in almost every countries culture Greeks and Romans gave marijuana to their guests to promote hilarity and enjoyment In ancient India marijuana was considered to be a gift from the gods It was also believed to quicken the mind prolong life improve judgment lower fevers induce sleep and cure dysentery Fougeres 2 Marijuana was introduced to the United States sixty years ago when Mexican laborers came to America It spread through the south and by the early 1920s its use was established in New Orleans primarily amongst the poor and minority groups Marijuana was officially added to the United States pharmacopoeia in 1937 Its use was recommended for a wide variety of disorders especially as a mild sedative About twenty years after that it was made illegal the last legal crop of marijuana was grown in 1957Stroup 2 In recent years the use of marijuana has gone up in the United States which has apparently created some social and health problems But there is little agreement on whether or not there is any magnitude to these problems or any solutions to them Right now in the United States there are two general opinions about marijuana One is that the use of cannabis poses some extreme social moral
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