Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essays

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Legalizing Marijuana
Each country has their own laws and regulations about the possession and sale of marijuana. This all started in 1937 because of the cannabis prohibition. For centuries people have been unable to decide if marijuana is bad or good. Throughout history when things go wrong people need to have something to blame and at the time that thing was marijuana. People and the government became scared of it, so they started making regulations and laws against it. It was considered to be a dangerous drug for at least one-hundred years, and has not been allowed in the US for quite sometime; at least until the last fifteen years or so.
Marijuana, sometimes called pot, cannabis, weed, hemp, bud, and Mary Jane come from the plant cannabis sativa. You take the shredded leaves and also flowers from the plant to get cannabis. It can be smoked out of joints, blunts, pipes, or water pipes. The dominant psychoactive chemical in weed is is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol otherwise known as THC. TCH is found in resin which comes mostly from the leaves and buds of female cannabis plants.
There has been a back and forth battle over marijuana for over a hundred years. It became well known of around 1619; this was when King James began ordering pilgrims to grows one hundred plants for money. So they grew hemp; which is the cannabis plant itself and also its products; such as oil, fiber, and seeds. Even George Washington grew it. It was mostly used for things like rope and clothing.…

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