Why Does the U.S. Government Want to Keep Cannabis Illegal?

For nearly a century, cannabis has been illegal in the United States. Worldwide, countries are starting to warm up to the idea of legalizing cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes, with some countries (including Canada) so pro-marijuana that they have online dispensaries like BudBuddies.ca. Yet despite the growing change in both public perceptions and objective medical evidence, the United States is reluctant to change historical laws on marijuana. So why do our lawmakers want to keep cannabis illegal? The Origins of Cannabis Laws Let’s start by delving into the origins of the laws that currently dictate cannabis growth and use in the United States. The roots of marijuana laws date back to 1910, about the time of the Mexican Revolution. Mexican immigrants were coming to the United States in large numbers, and bringing with them marijuana, which was used for medicinal purposes in the country for much of its history. Racially prejudiced rumors began to...(Read Full Article)
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