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The cries of conservatives across America has grown to a riotous roar The problem is that the long-standing and unjust prohibition of the psychoactive drug marijuana has been lifted by voters in Arizona and California Under the new law doctors can prescribe marijuana to those patients who can possibly benefit from the drugs medicinal purposes Used for alleviating pain and suffering the drug can provide needed relief for many people However to the concerned it appears that with the new propositions government has granted permission to posses and consume a drug that has been banned for decades The smoke has yet to settle in Washington but a reaction to the new laws from the federal government seems unlikely Optimistic supporters hope that similar policies and propositions will soon come to voters in other states The debate over the legalization of Cannabis Sativa more commonly known as marijuana is currently one of the more heated controversies in the country today The drug has been unrightfully prohibited since the 1930s for its dangerous effects However earlier and more primitive cultures were able to safely explore marijuanas usage for both medicinal and hallucinogenic properties The usage of marijuana has existed for thousands of years in many countries world wide and can be documented as far back as 2700 BC in ancient Chinese writings In the earlier cultures marijuana usage was accepted and its effects documented However the United States government overlooked all of the information and banned the drug Recently however there has been a resurgence in the opinion of the drugs positive medicinal purposes Studies on the medicinal uses of marijuana have been conducted on many patients that suffer from various health problems In patients with the AIDS the drug served as a beneficial way to stimulate appetite Thousands of AIDS patients already use marijuana illegally for this condition and have reported excellent results For those AIDS victims marijuana
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