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INDEX• Preface• Legalization of Marijuana• Pros of Marijuana• Cons of Marijuana• Lack of Marijuana Awareness• The State affairs with Medical Marijuana• Finale
PREFACE• 6000 B.C.: Cannabis seeds used for food in China by Hua Tuo• 1271-1295: Marco Polo first brings the use of hashish to Europe’s• 1840: Medicinal preparations of cannabis are made available in the USA• 1906: Pure Food and Drug Act is passed, regulating the labeling of products containing Alcohol, Opiates, Cocaine, and Cannabis• 1915-1927: Cannabis begins to be prohibited for nonmedical use in the U.S., especially in SW states...California (1915), Texas (1919), Louisiana (1924), and New
LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA Legalization vs. Decriminalization• Legalization: the product would be sold legally and taxed in a well-regulated market (like buying alcohol at the liquor store which is controlled by the state)• Decriminalization: it would no longer be considered a punishable crime to possess, but sale would still be a punishable offense.