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Marijuana A Mind Altering Drug When Olympic officials decided to give snowboarder Ross Rebagliati his gold medal back the cheers drowned out the boos It was a minor scandal involving a minor sport but it spoke volumes about the worlds shifting relationship with its favorite illicit drug marijuana A decade ago Rebagliati would have been ostracized regardless of whether cannabis was on the list of his sports banned substances Whats changed today is that our attitudes towards illegal drugs are becoming more sophisticated and discriminating According to Joanne Baum on the subject of statistics of marijuana Marijuana is the second most popular drug after alcohol in the country today So many people smoke marijuana that the numbers alone seem to legitimize and condone its presence in peoples lives Yet even in moderation marijuana is not safe Somehow this information had not filtered down to people who think they are smoking a fairly innocuous drug Our society perpetuates the myths about pot being a fun harmless recreational drug These myths feed into peoples denial of marijuanas problems However the abuse of marijuana is a problem It is not only a personal problem but also more importantly a social problem Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles The cultivation of the marijuana plant in the United States began as far back as the Jamestown settlers around the year 1611 At that time the main focus was on survival rather than for psychoactive purposes Medicinal uses of marijuana eventually changed to enjoyment manipulation Beginning in the 1960s marijuana use saw a reemergence with the rebellious youth and the hippie movement This evolved into increased use among the older population as well This trend continues to
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