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Should Marijuana Be Legal This is a topic that has become a bit of concern amongst people in the past few years Marijuana has been illegal since the early 1900s but lately scientists have figured out that there are some uses of marijuana that could benefit people in need people who are sick of deadly diseases such as aids multiple sclerosis and cancer These are all diseases that are hard for anyone to go through especially without aid that helps the pain and misery from ceasing Prohibiting marijuana has just made things worse by increasing the price of marijuana the illegal usage and the money spent on trying to cease its use Abraham Lincoln once said two quotes about prohibition Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a mans appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes and A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded I believe that he is right for stating that we have rights and they should not be taken for granted He may have not been thinking of marijuana when he made his speech but it involves prohibition meaning prohibition in general and of any kind The first crop of American hemp was grown in 1611 Grinspoon 11 However the modern practice of smoking marijuana was not introduced until the 1920s This was a time of drug intolerance America was in the stages of the prohibition of alcohol campaign Marijuana was introduced and smoked by the early immigrants In the 1930s it was a common belief that immigrants were inhumane and violent so these attitudes were associated and blamed on the marijuana By 1931 all but two states had anti-marijuana legislation By 1937 all states had prohibited marijuana use and made it illegal to have anything to do with this drug No research was ever made
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