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Why Marijuana Should Be Legal

Why Marijuana Should Be Legal | Relationships & Recreation | Scoop.it
Many Americans believe marijuana is helping fund the war on terror.

However, the war on drugs while keeping marijuana illegal has not stopped millions of people from smoking pot everyday.

So what's the answer?

First, let's find out why marijuana is illegal in the first place.

It was in the 1930’s, when William Randolph Hearst, the American newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and media company (Hearst Communications), had significant financial interests in the timber industry.

Hearst testified to Congress about the evils of marijuana, saying it made people insane and commit acts of cannibalism. At this time in our history, very few even knew what marijuana was. So Congress was easily convinced they should make pot illegal.
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How Colorado is doing since marijuana legalization

In the final piece in 2 NEWS Investigates' legal marijuana series we look at the big picture: how is Colorado doing since pot was legalized.
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