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Marijuanas Early History
Act of 1937 was the first federal.S. The anti-marijuana laws were uncontroversial and passed, for the most part, with an absence of public outcry or even legislative debate. By the late 1800s, cannabis extracts were sold in pharmacies and doctors offices throughout Europe and the United States to treat stomach problems and other ailments. Prohibition Repealed, But Not for Drugs. At the same time the.S. The English introduced it in Jamestown in 1611 where it became a major commercial crop alongside tobacco and was grown as a source of fiber. Oct 2010 Just weeks before the November 02 California election on Prop.
Cannabis begins to be prohibited for nonmedical use. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act put cannabis under the regulation of the Drug Enforcement Agency, criminalizing possession of the plant throughout the country. Over the next centuries, cannabis migrated to various regions of the world, traveling through Africa, reaching South America in the 19th century and being carried north afterwards, eventually reaching North America.
Recently, the District of Columbia decriminalized the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, treating it as a civil offense from now. 1972 The Nixon-appointed Shafer Commission urged use of cannabis be re-legalized, but their recommendation was ignored. Canada adopts federal laws in support of medical marijuana, and by 2003 Canada becomes the first country in the world to the Effects of Media Violence to Children Viewers approve medical marijuana nation-wide. 1621 Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy suggests marijuana may treat depression. Nov 2012 The States of Colorado and Washington legalize marijuana / cannabis for recreational use; promises are made to the people that these new initiatives will have no impact on medical marijuana in those states. Where did pot come from? 1800- Marijuana plantations flourished in Mississippi, Georgia, California, South Carolina, Nebraska, New York, and Kentucky. Beginning in 1982 the Drug Enforcement Administration turned increased attention to marijuana farms in the United States, and there was a shift to the indoor growing of plants specially developed for small size and high yield. Today, five surviving patients still receive medical cannabis from the federal government, paid for by federal tax dollars. These early hemp plants had very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC the chemical responsible for marijuanas mind-altering effects.