Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

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Legalizing Hemp Legalizing the use of hemp would help our economy in more ways than one. It would help give a more natural alternative to the products the United States already produces such as for food, feed, and oil. Dr. Edward from the Global Healing Center states that “Hemp is illegal to produce in the United States because of its distant relation to THC-laden cannabis sativa.” (“Hemp Production Should Be Legalized” Para. 4) The Prohibitive Marihuana Tax Law is the bill that outlawed hemp. This law was put into motion in September 1937. Hemp seed oil is can be used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, inks, lubrication, household detergents, varnishes, resins, and paints due to it is low in saturated fats. Hemp is a great source for ethanol production which would help the fuel usage that Americans use daily. Hemp can be grown very easily in different soil types. The plant requires no pesticides and leaving it a very low key plant to grow. This is a plant that can be used for many different necessities and goods that are used today. Life as we know it was very different in the 1930’s. During this time marijuana became illegal to grow and use both in its non THC strain and THC strain. As of October of this year medical marijuana has been made legal in 23 states and recreational marijuana, also known as pot, is legal in four. Thad Moore, from the Washington Post, states that “Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia are among the 20 states that have…

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