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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: A brief history of the criminalization of cannabis Reply with quote

http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html

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Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug.

The actual story shows a much different picture. Those who voted on the legal fate of this plant never had the facts, but were dependent on information supplied by those who had a specific agenda to deceive lawmakers. You'll see below that the very first federal vote to prohibit marijuana was based entirely on a documented lie on the floor of the Senate.

You'll also see that the history of marijuana's criminalization is filled with:

  • Racism
  • Fear
  • Protection of Corporate Profits
  • Yellow Journalism
  • Ignorant, Incompetent, and/or Corrupt Legislators
  • Personal Career Advancement and Greed


These are the actual reasons marijuana is illegal.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that is a nice peice. An in depth of what I alread had a general story.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. Ferre does a good job on ferreting out info for us TY Ferre!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pot is illegal?
I better hold this hit in forever then!
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