“From 1850 to 1942, marijuana was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a useful medicine for nausea, rheumatism, and labor pains and was easily obtained at the local general store or pharmacy.”
“The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 made it illegal to possess, use, buy, sell, or cultivate marijuana in the United States. The law classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no acceptable medical use.”
What happened? There is a gap in our country when it comes to this particular topic and somewhere the truth has been lost. Some may say it’s a sign of evolution, that facts were uncovered about cannabis between 1942 and 1970 that revealed the first statement to be untrue. However, there is no evidence of that. The truth behind cannabis and the prohibition laws against it have yet to be explained clearly to the public. We must all start asking questions about the bans on this wonderful healing agent.