Louis Armstrong, a famous African American jazz trumpeter once said " It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics dope and all of that stuff. It is a thousand times better than whiskey. It is an assistant and a friend." The use of marijuana dates back to further 7,000 B.C. In 1619 Jamestown Colony, Virginia passes a law that requires farmers to grow hemp (cannabis). During the Mexican Revolution Mexican immigrants came to the U.S to not be in the rumble back in Mexico. They brought something with them that they called "marihuana" and they used it as something to smoke and a medicine. Newspaper articles claimed that men were going crazy because they were smoking marijuana. In 1915 El Paso, Texas was the first U.S city to ban the use of marijuana. The city deported anybody who was associated with smoking marijuana. Cannabis should be legalized because it has legitimate medical effects, it is also much safer than tobacco and alcohol, and it helps out the community. Marijuana should be legalized for both medical and recreational reasons.
Harry Anslinger explained to the public what would happen if you smoked cannabis.
First, you will fall into "a delirious rage." Then you will be gripped by "dreams... of an erotic character." Then you will "lose the power of connected thought." Finally, you will reach the inevitable end-point: "Insanity."
Marijuana turns man into a "wild beast." If marijuana bumped into Frankenstein's monster on the stairs, Anslinger warned, the monster would drop dead of fright.
This is information from the Huffington Post. TAKE THAT, YOU MARIJUANA LOVER!!!