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Legalization Legalization of marijuana has been a controversial issue in the US for the past several years The people vs the federal government is just one of the main debates over legalization In the past marijuana was required to be grown on most plantations in the southern region It could be purchased in one ounce packages for only twenty five cents Further down the time line we find that marijuana is increasingly being used in the inner cities and suburban areas Marijuana was considers legal in the late 1800s but a bill was passed and marijuana was quickly considered to be illegal The federal legislation prohibiting marijuana passed at the end of 1937 congressional session was virtually scare enacted people feared the effects of it and wanted to stop the growth and importation of it Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act which requires all persons who import manufacture produce compound sell deal in and dispense pay a graduated occupational tax This tax was an attempt to make it harder for dealers of marijuana to make money off the export and import of marijuana Attempts that he government has made to pass bills that decriminalize marijuana were shot down by legislature and the federal government A survey taken says that although illegality should be maintained the penalties for it should be lessened There is a theory that marijuana stimulates violence yet it has not been proven as a fact In several states such as New Jersey the marijuana regulations and penalties have been lessened Governor Cahill from New Jersey recommended that criminal penalties for a small 2 possession of marijuana should be reduced by making it a disorderly person offense Dr Tod Mikuriya from the Indian Hemp drug commission proposed a list of regulations for the control
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