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Legalization of marijuana for medical purposes is the center-stone of a large amount of controversy Peoples opinions on the subject are swayed by bad depictions in the media and governments subliminal propaganda Some examples maybe the marijuana commercials on television that portrays two young boys intoxicated and shooting a loading gun instantly In the 1800s marijuana was used for religious ceremonies rope medicine and recreation and other registered uses There are written references dating back 5000 years that describe marijuana as a medicinal wonder Western physicians also embraced the medical properties of Marijuana The most common form of the marijuana plant is Cannabis Sativa The plant contains about 421 chemicals but the active chemical is believed to be delta-nine Tetrahydrocannibinol or THC THC only appears in the female marijuana plant however This is the chemical that cause the effects associated with being high These symptoms include red-eyes dry mouth hunger and increased sense sensitivity There are numerous negative consequences to the herbs prohibition The worst of them of course is the denial of medicinal cannabis to the tens of thousands of patients who could benefit from its therapeutic use Cannabis remained in the United States abundance of medicine until 1941 It was removed only after Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act which severely disadvantaged physicians from prescribing it The purpose of the act was to levy a token tax of approximately one dollar on all buyers sellers importers growers physicians veterinarians persons who deal in marijuana commercially prescribe it professionally or possess it The deceptive nature of the apparent purpose begins to come into focus when the reader reaches the penalty provisions of the act The penalties were to include but may not be limited to five years imprisonment and a 2000 fine Both seem rather excessive for evading a sum that even if collected would produce only about minutes worth amount of government revenue Fines and jail sentences were further increased to
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