Should Marijuana Be Illegal? Essays

1050 Words Jun 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
How would you feel if you got arrested for having your daily medicine? I 'm going to tell you the history of marijuana and when it became illegal to grow and use. I am also gonna tell you the medical benefits it has and why it should be legal for recreational use. Then I 'm going to tell you why people think marijuana should be illegal and why their argument is wrong. “In 1545 the Spanish brought marijuana to the New World. The English introduced it in Jamestown in 1611 where it became a major commercial crop alongside tobacco and was grown as a source of fiber” (History Of Marijuana). By 1890 marijuana was replaced my cotton as a source of fiber. During this era marijuana was used in some medicines but was not used by most patients. In 1920 is when marijuana’s popularity started to grow. From 1850 to 1942 marijuana was prescribed for various things such as labor pains, nausea, and inflation. In 1930 the department of of narcotics dangerous drugs said that marijuana is a powerful and addicting drugs that will lead user into other drugs. With the lack of research that marijuana “Until its prohibition in 1937, extract of Cannabis sativa (marijuana) was one of the top three most prescribed medicines in the US. When it became illegal, its use as a medicine became restricted. Despite these regulations, research on the medical use of marijuana continued" (Cannabis in the Clinic). In 1970 congress classified marijuana as a schedule one drug, meaning that there is no use for…

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