Essay on Marijuana Should Not Be Banned

1061 Words Dec 10th, 2014 null Page
Imagine there is a plant that can grow almost anywhere in the world, literally has thousands of uses, and good for the environment, believe it or not such a plant exists, Hemp. Also known as, Cannabis Sativa, Marijuana, Grass, Mary Jane, and by many other names, has not been legal in the United States since 1937 when it was unjustly banned, for its relationship to marijuana (“hemp…”).
With that in mind, it’s true that Hemp and Marijuana are the same species, Cannabis Sativa, but hemp is a distant cousin to marijuana and has a minuscule amount of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high(“Hemp…”). Therefore, most hemp activists will point out, marijuana is not the same as hemp, just as popcorn and corn whiskey are not the same thing. Yes, they come from the same plant, but that is where the similarities end. If hemp is marijuana, than a poppy seed bagel is heroin, it’s the same logic.
According to a popular general knowledge website, listverse, Former presidents and founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington both grew hemp and believed that America could benefit from its many uses. Listverse also quotes Jefferson for saying, “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country”.
One of the many high points of hemp is that it’s easily grown, unlike almost all other plants, hemp can be grown in all fifty states, and almost everywhere else in the world(Hemp). A study done by the agricultural market resource center states,…

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