The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

1558 WordsApr 25, 20167 Pages
Alaskan Thunderbolt Whether pro, con, user or bystander. The issue of the nationwide legalization of medical marijuana is one that infringes both in political and social standards. Be it that marijuana is subsequently abused, and utilized as an illegal drug. It is regarded highly, as a controversial issue which affects the amenity of conservative, modern America. Because of which one should further seek to understand. Things like its history, correlation with crime, effects on economy, effects on the user and socio-cultural demographics. If governed further, properly analyzed, and adequately regulated, medical marijuana can be an asset to state economy and a breakthrough in the medical and scientific field. The background of Cannabis, its properly given scientific name, is seemingly present in much of humanity’s early civilization, and plays small roles in humanity’s history. With records showing its existence and uses as far back as 7000 B.C. Cannabis, is believed to not only be utilized for ropes and fabric but later also used by the Egyptians for medical aid. Although not fully known it is believed that it reached the new world with the arrival of Columbus and primarily was used in the making of industrial goods. It wasn’t until the early twentieth century that its recreational use became popular in the U.S.A leading Congress to pass the Marijuana Tax Act which states “taxes and enforced penalties on the handling and commercial distribution of marijuana” (Pro Quest
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