Prohibition, Politics, and Profit: The Truth About Cannabis and Why Government Wants to Control It

pot

Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, pot, reefer, and grass, is a preparation of the cannabis plant that is used as a psychoactive drug or medicine. The earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC.  Despite its long history of use as a natural medicine, since the early 20th century cannabis has been subject to legal restrictions. Possession, use, and sale of cannabis preparations containing psychoactive cannabinoids are currently illegal in many parts of the world. Despite the U.S. government’s prohibition of … MORE