Benefits Of Legalizing Marijuana

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Marijuana never used to be illegal, actually our government used to encourage the production of it. During World War II the government gave out seeds and draft deferments to people who would grow hemp in their backyard. They called it “Hemp for Victory”, the program helped harvest 375,000 acres of hemp. In the 1960’s marijuana use was very popular in the white upper middle class. President Kennedy and Johnson did a report that found that marijuana did not induce violence or lead to harder drugs. It wasn’t until 1989 when President George Bush signed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act that marijuana was illegal. The legalization of marijuana would help in many different ways. It can be used as a medicinal drug that could help thousands of people get
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