I Heart Intelligence Why On Earth Is Cannabis Illegal?!
In my research into trying to make sense of why cannabis is illegal, I realized that I might as well be searching for the holy grail or the fountain of youth, because the criminalization of cannabis makes no sense at all…
America is a country who’s original declaration of independence was written on hemp, but yet hemp is illegal. America is a country that was built on the hemp industry, but if you get caught with it, you go to jail. What’s most ridiculous to me is, is that the American Government will deny the fact that hemp has medicinal properties, yet HOLDS PATENTS for the medical use of cannabis.
In the early days of the American colonies, hemp was actually a required crop in some places. The reason that hemp had economic viability was because of slaves. It is an extremely tough plant to process, and after the end of slavery in the 1860’s the hemp industry went to the wayside in light of easier products to process now that there was no slave labor. Hemp was still used, and completely legal, but just not in the same concentrations. The cotton gin made the need for hemp fibers even less necessary. read the rest of this article…..