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Trying to Find out Why Marijuana is Illegal?

This is for a college class and I am trying to find out maybe why weed is illegal. http://apps.facebook.com/my-surveys/q88e8i1l this is the survey and it is anonymous.

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There is no such thing as a Marijuana plant.

It’s a Mexican slang word mustered up by Wm. R. Hearst the San Francisco paper magnet and the DuPont chemical family of the early 30′s who coined the word to prevent competition from the 50,000 products that can be derived from Hemp/Cannabis (Sativa/Indicia strains).
DuPont found out the family could produce many synthetics from petroleum that Hemp already provided.
Hearst wanted to protect his paper empire – not only news paper supplies, but his timber holdings under Kimberly Clarke. Their concern was to cut the competition off at the knees!
With Hearst he spread the evils of this new weed in his news papers (and other derogatory slang terms) called Marihuana, a word no one had heard before. He gave lots of space in his papers to rile the people about what he called this evil drug.

"Freedomless, Will work for Liberty"


If you dig deep, you will most likely find that it was the booze and medical lobbyists that were the ones pushing for it to be illegal, as weed encroached on their profits.

I looked and couldn't take it

Many people on and off the DP know why Marijuana is illegal, and that choice wasn't available on the question of why we think it's illegal so I had no answer there.

The use of legalize where you might mean decriminalize is imprecise or misleading. Federal drug laws are all inherently unconstitutional, so laws to legalize, tax, and regulate at the federal level are invalid legal nullities just like the NDAA. Since you didn't specify I suppose you mean federal and when you asked which other drugs should be 'legalized' you had no choice for multiples, so it became pick your favorite or nothing, and again I had no valid constitutional choice or clarity.

Not trying to mess up your assignment, and maybe I'm not your demo, but the survey was too flawed to complete honestly and accurately whether you could see my name or not.

Nothing with facebook is

Nothing with facebook is anonymous. Well maybe the people at FB who take and or copy your info have anonymity, but the users not so much...

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

I understand

I guess what I should have said is I can't see userid or use it in my study or presentation for my class. I set the survey to not record it.