Why was marijuana made illegal in the US?

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Because the government, with the consent of the people, believing it is dangerous passed a law forbidding its use.
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Why is marijuana illegal?

The prohibitionist point of view From a prohibition-based perspective, marijuana is illegal in the United States primarily for these seven reasons. 1. It is perceived as addictive. Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug on the basis that is (MORE)

When was marijuana illegalized?

The first marijuana law found so far was a 1905 El Paso, Texas law. It, and most of the other laws in the southwest that followed, was motivated by racial prejudice against Mexican immigrants. These laws had nothing to do with the actual effects of the marijuana. In fact, cannabis in the form of hem (MORE)

Where is marijuana illegal?

For almost all intents and purposes, marijuana is illegal everywhere. Above is only right for the USA. In Netherlands marijuana is legal and you can get it from the doctor as prescription medicine too. In Spain you can have for personal use. It is also legal in parts of London and many other place (MORE)

Who uses marijuana illegally?

because it was deemed by the federal government to have no medicinal value ,i guess, check out the history of marijuana on history channel

Is marijuana illegal?

It depends on what state you live in, in some states it is legaland in others it is illegal.

When was marijuana made illegal in the US?

America's first marijuana laws were enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. A law "ordering" all farmers to grow Indian hemp was enacted. There were several other "must grow" laws over the next 200 years (you could be jailed for not growing hemp during times of shortage in Virginia between 17 (MORE)

Is it illegal to be under the influence of marijuana?

As long as you are not driving and have none on you then no, they have no way of proving it, so its not illegal. In New Jersey being under the influence of marijuana or hashish (whether you are driving a car or not), is a misdemeanor.

What year did Marijuana become illegal?

Marijuana became illegal in different times in different places, sothere is no exact/specific time. The time it began in the UnitedStates was in 1906, and from there, kept getting worse. By the mid1930s, it was completely illegal in all the states. It was made aSchedule I drug in the United States i (MORE)

Why was marijuana illegalized?

People can say what they want about Marijuana but this is the exact reason it was scheduled in the USA Mexico was making a lot more money on Marijuana in the early 20s and thirties so the USA made it illegal. Then used propaganda to support wrong claims.

When was dueling made illegal in the US?

The act or dueling and obtaining satisfaction of some insultthrough a fight to the death was very popular in the 18th and 19thcenturies. So popular, that a Vice President (Aaron Burr) actuallykilled a Secretary of the Treasury (Alexander Hamilton) in a duel.By 1859, dueling was beginning to be viewe (MORE)

Are marijuana blunts illegal?

In some States of the US it is Legal and In other Countries, Also People with medical reasons can smoke legally. Hope that helped ^^

Should marijuana stay illegal?

no it shouldn't. Marijuana is a plant that has been grown in the ground naturally how can you make a plant illegal? the only thing weed aka Marijuana does to you is make you feel happy about how you feel if anyone thinks this is wrong then leave a comment.

Why should marijuana stay illegal?

If Marijuana is legalized then odds are that it will be taxed heavily like cigarettes. Marijuana should not stay illegal. If it is legalized, crime rates will be reduced and organized crime and cartels will lose some of their power and influence. Why not legalize it? anyone that cares to do 30 minut (MORE)

Who made marijuana illegal?

It was the federal government. The Marijuana plant would easily have outdone most modern antidepressants and pain killers, and the fibers from the plant can easily make paper better and more environmentally friendlier than trees. Because this would put many of the said organizations and businesses, (MORE)

What law in the US made marijuana illegal?

it first was put under the books as a tax. meaning if you had marijuana and it wasnt taxed it was illegal.but the federal gov. never gave any taxes.. im not sure when, but it was placed into the fda's scheduling system as a schedule 1 narcotic. in the same schedule as mushrooms, acid, and other var (MORE)

Is marijuana illegal in america?

Yes because of idiots that don't understand that marijuana is completely safe and actually help people with things such as cancer and aids.

Is Marijuana illegal in the US?

yes, marijuana iz illegal in all da states except for california Technically it is because they have the tax papers for it but there locked away and the government never gave them to to public.

Is marijuana legal or illegal in the US?

It is illegal on the federal level. Federal trumps state.California may say it's OK, but a federal agent can still arrestyou and charge you because of the federal law. Currently, it isscheduled as a Class I Schedule Drug under federal law.

Why is alcohol made illegal in the US?

Alcohol is not illegal in the US as long as you are 21 or over. Lack of responsible behavior on the part of people under 21 is believed to be the cause of this age law.

Why does marijuana have to be illegal?

The reason marijuana is illegal is not completely clear right now, (May 2010) here is a good list of reasons why marijuana should be legal. 1. It would reduce crimes on drug possession because marijuana is the # 1 drug people use here in the U.S. 2. The government would make alot of tax money on it (MORE)

How is marijuana is used illegally?

medical weed which is legal only if given by a doctor is different from regular weed. medical weed has less THC so when the doctors give it to you your not high as hell. people use marijuana illegally by 1.not getting it from a doctor 2.people sell it on the streets 3.people smoke regular mari (MORE)

Why did marijuana get illegal?

Marijuana is made illegal in most of the contries because it hasgot very potential for addiction. You try it once and you areaddicted to it.

Is it illegal to carry marijuana in an automobile?

No, in 18 states if you have a medical card. You can see a list of states here:http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881 It is also legal to have itwith out medical perpouses inCalifornia, Colorado, and Washington

Is it illegal to smoke marijuana in Massachusetts?

Well, it is and it isn't. Technically it is illegal to smoke marijuana in Massachusetts, but, marijuana has been decriminalized in this state meaning that being caught with under an ounce of marijuana will result in a $100 fine. This fine is almost like a parking ticket in that it does not go on a c (MORE)

What states have made medical marijuana legal in the us?

the 15 states that have legalized medical marijuana are: California, Arizona (finally! my home state wooo), Alaska, Colorado, DC, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Is marijuana made in the US?

It is a plant and grows in most temperate zones of the world. Hemp has been used for many centuries for fabric and ropes.

Was slavery made illegal throughout the US?

Yes not in the Emancipation Proclamation which freed most slaves but The thirteenth amendment finalized making slavery illegal in the United States in 1865. Abraham Lincoln strongly passed that. It is more accurate to say that the ownership of slaves only among the general public was outlawed in (MORE)

Is it illegal to have marijuana in your car?

Yes, the presence of a substance in a motor vehicle is, in most states, considered prima facie evidence of possession, unless someone else steps forward and admits ownership.

How was slavery finally made illegal in the US?

It was ban in England before the us due to protestors, political parties and religious people. It was band in America because the slaves started rioting and killing White people after they had had enouh of the cruel pain and torture :(

Why is marijuana illegal if it's not bad for you?

It is bad for people and causes medical problems with the heart, lungs, can cause cancer, and short term memory problems. Many people also become addicted to it and that is the reason it is illegal along with other substances.

Did the use of marijuana increase in the states that it was made legal in?

The use of marijuana actually decreased according to many studies.Certain ideas that answer the reason why is because marijuana isn'tseen as the "hardcore drug" anymore. Because it's legal it doesntgive people the "breaking the law rush" anymore. As with all ideas remember this may not be the exac (MORE)

How do people get marijuana if its illegal?

It is a plant (hemp), it grows. Hemp has many uses. There are waysto get hemp seeds to plant. When I was a kid hemp rope was still used and you could find theplants anywhere there were railroad tracks because seedaccidentally in rope shipments would fall off the train and grow. However different bre (MORE)