Yes, the helpful benefits have been proven by research but what were the reasons that it was considered illegal? Such are listed in this infographic.
- In the early 1900’s the Mexicans migrated to America and they brought their language, customs, and traditions and that includes the use of marijuana.
- The Americans knew the plant as cannabis but because of the so-called disruptive behaviour of the Mexicans who used marijuana, they associated such behaviour with the use of the plant.
- Cannabis was demonized the same way the Mexicans were. It became an excuse to deport Mexicans.
- For 59 years until 1996 when California acknowledged the benefits of marijuana, it was considered with no medical value.