A fabulous documentary called "The Union" explains the path that hemp and marijuana has taken over the years. It used to be the number one crop with so many uses in our society that it is incredible.
It became illegal only after a taboo was put on it by government officials.
It's medicinal value is very clearly laid out in the doc, and it's incredible that in this day and age it is not recognized as a major non pharmaceutical healer.
There has NEVER been a death caused by marijuana, something that can't be said for pharmaceutical drugs that have side effects so major that the body's make up changes so drastically, that often the side effects can cause death. Hence the pharmaceutical companies don't want people using natural medicines to cure their illnesses.
It is ridiculus that alcohol and cigarettes, which are so harmful and have caused so many deaths in our society, are legal, yet the herb that God put on this planet as a healing helper is no longer acceptable.
The big loss is of course how much money the government loses every year by not legalizing it.
You've gotta watch the doc; it explains it so well, I can't get over the controversy that has not only been created but believed by so many, even I had bought in until I saw the doc.
This is the link to the trailer, I encourage you to take a look, the reality of the lies we've been fed by the government is actually disturbing...