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Why is Marijuana illegal?

  1. rafken profile image80
    rafkenposted 5 years ago

    Why is Marijuana illegal?

    It is less harmful than tobacco or alcohol. Marijuana comes from the Hemp plant. The first Ford was not only made from a material made from Hemp but was also designed to run on Hemp oil. This fast growing nutritious plant could, on its own relieve World starvation. In the old days a ships rigging and sails were made from Hemp and the word cannabis comes from the Dutch word for canvas. This plant is too valuable to be illegal.

  2. SandyMcCollum profile image66
    SandyMcCollumposted 5 years ago

    I agree Rafken. I'm going to write a hub about this today, thanks for the question!

  3. Shannon Paigah profile image61
    Shannon Paigahposted 5 years ago

    Although I don't use marijuana I agree that it shouldn't be illegal.  Besides, I think most people would agree that cigarettes are more dangerous in comparison.  How many people die yearly from the various illnesses caused by cigarette smoke?  Hundreds of thousands?????

  4. KrystalD profile image78
    KrystalDposted 5 years ago

    It is legal in California and it seems that while some use if for medicinal purposes, others abuse, even publically, for recreation.

  5. somethgblue profile image85
    somethgblueposted 5 years ago

    Ah, it seems you may have read my Hub article http://somethgblue.hubpages.com/hub/Did … of-America
    or we read the same books and research material. It has even greater value as a medicinal plant the oil from this plant has CURED many forms of cancer, most notable skin cancer. http://somethgblue.hubpages.com/hub/Ame … e-Censored

    Hemp was on the verge of breaking up three HUGE monopolies, Steel, Paper and Oil when it was illegally criminalized in 1937.

    In the Poll on the Illegal Criminalization article I questioned my readers on whether it should be made legal and of over 400 participants 98% said yes!

  6. dmop profile image77
    dmopposted 5 years ago


    Making marijuana illegal was mostly the work of none other than John D. Rockefeller and family, they spent thousands convincing specifically nuns, but other religious groups as well, that it was the root to all of the evil going on in the country. They in turn convinced government officials. They did the same thing to alcohol, hence prohibition. As somethgblue has mentioned it was specifically so they could keep their oil monopoly going strong. If they had not the world would be a much different place.