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    Marijuana Should Be Legal Essay

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    Today it is not uncommon to be watching television and come across an advertisement promoting the use of alcohol and cigarettes. Both substances are detrimental to your health, and have no medical value yet both are legal to anyone of age. To a Cancer or AIDS patients seeking relief from marijuana, these commercials must be difficult to bear. Peter McWilliams stated, "Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known

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    benefit of treatment with medical marijuana, and the regulation of Marijuana. The manner in which marijuana became illegal is enough to make any supporter cringe. While researching why marijuana became illegal in the first place, I found that Harry J. Anslinger was appointed as the first President of the Bureau of Narcotics in 1930. After realizing opiates and cocaine would not be enough to help build his new agency, he then latched on to marijuana and started to work on making it illegal on a federal

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    when the fight against drug use began. Harry Anslinger is man who began the probation of marijuana. Anslinger set the tone for the American attitudes towards drugs, specifically marijuana beginning in the 20th century. Harry Anslinger started his interest in drugs at the young age of twelve when he had heard scream coming from a morphine addict and then witnessed a young boy giving the addict more morphine that he had just gotten from the pharmacy. Anslinger was surprised that these powerful addictive

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    “Marijuana is the world’s most widely used and oldest illegal drug. Archaeological evidence dates its cultivation to 8,000 BCE in China, where its fibers were used to make textiles and later paper. (The type of marijuana used for such purposes is more fibrous and is called hemp.) Beginning in the first century BCE, marijuana also was used for its psychoactive effects. Marijuana also began to be used for medicinal purposes, a use that has pervaded its history and is a significant feature of its contemporary

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    Anslinger also tried to confront the public relations nightmare that resulted from many popular entertainers, such as musicians and Hollywood actors, who were known marijuana smokers. Anslinger warned that there were “100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.” Some jazz

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    Legalization of Marijuana

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    marijuana is harmful and think that it causes people to commit crimes and make bad decisions. The legalization of marijuana would help the government make money by taxing this drug, help sick people with medical use, and lower crime rates. Harry Anslinger, who is the Commissioner of Narcotics in the Bureau of Narcotics, saw that the traffic of marijuana is increasing to such an extent that it would be the greatest national concern. They started the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 that was signed in by

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    Whether you refer to this plant as Mary Jane, cannabis, weed, ganja, or one of the other nicknames for marijuana it is still the same. Marijuana is a plant that can be cultivated for use directly from the earth. Unlike heroin, crack, cocaine, meth, or other drugs it is a plant that doesn’t have to be synthesized or mixed with any other products to create. Many individuals look down upon the use of marijuana, let alone any discussion whatsoever about the plant. The controversy over several states

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    Harry J. Anslinger was one of the most prominent figures in the federal government that led the war on drugs. Harry J. Anslinger was born on May 20, 1892 in Altoona, PA. Harry believed that “alcohol prohibition could have succeeded if only the penalties have been tougher”. Anslinger is well known for outlawing marijuana. “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men”. He declared

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    Medical Marijuana Debate

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    Anslinger make it illegal. Harry J. Anslinger is the Commissioner of Narcotic in the Bureau of Narcotics, in the Treasury Department. He belief that He claims that marijuana will cause temporarily insanity in the people who take them. He used racism as a tool to persuade people

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    glaucoma, seizures, decrease anxiety, minimize cancer pains, and many more. A drug that causes temporary relief from problems that has never been connected to overdoses is illegal in the United States because of two men, Harry Jacob Anslinger, and William Randolf Hearst. Harry Anslinger was a United States government official

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