Why is marijuana illegal? The fact that you have to ask is a red flag that something isn’t kosher here.
Think of the first three people you know of in real life that received a DUI because of alcohol. Now think of one person you know in real life who has received a DUI because of marijuana alone. The answer is zero. Which is the same number of people in recorded history of have died from marijuana. Wait… really? Yep.
Throughout recent years there have been well educated, respectable people to challenge me with the question, “Why is marijuana illegal?”. My instant answers were that it gives people cancer, it makes people become lazy and unproductive, it impairs driving, and its a gateway drug.
But I can’t stand not being right. So just to make sure, I decided to find my own answer to the question, “Why is marijuana illegal?”. In order to answer that question, I ended up writing a series.
Not everyone had a cool college professor who wore jeans to class every day, telling his students why marijuana is really illegal. But being born on April 20th, living a nearly organic lifestyle, having a fascination with conspiracies, and being a writer, I’ve realized that exploring and revealing the missing information on this topic is something I was born to do.
Going into this seeing cannabis as a bad thing- I came out amazed with my findings. The answer has nothing to do with everything I’ve been taught my whole life. But it did take having an open mind.
After learning the truth about all this, that it really just comes down to money, I felt duped and embarrassed that I had not realized the truth sooner.
Maybe it ironically takes an Evangelical Christian who has never actually touched the plant, who abides by the law, who sees decriminalizing the medicine as a Christian mercy for those who suffer from painful, incurable diseases to help shift its social acceptance. Looking around, there aren’t an abundance of conservative, Bible believing, non-using writers who promote the innocence and proven good of cannabis.
It has been a classic case of “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”. I am now part of a group of people who believes marijuana is illegal simply because it’s a financial threat to the medical profession, major industries, and our government. Not a user, just a believer that acknowledges the real reasons why in 1937 our government started a successful campaign against a crop that is an all-in-one fuel, fiber, food, and medicine.
When a person writes or teaches about a subject, he or she ends up with a lot of information on the subject. To have never used cannabis, I definitely know a lot about it. Once I gained this information, it at first caused me to feel shamefully responsible to convey the truth on the issue. But now I have accepted my role as the messenger or informant, not necessarily the salesman.
This is an invitation to a challenge: to read my series on cannabis. An invitation to start at the same place I was, before hearing the other side of the story. The simple challenge is to read my series and walk away unaffected. Obviously, I failed that exact challenge.
I am also hereby making a prediction. During the upcoming decade (2010 to 2019), cannabis will be decriminalized. It’s simply a numbers issue. When enough of the percentage of Americans truly understand the politics behind the ban, the laws will ultimately soften and crumble. The Internet itself is educating more and more law abiding people everyday on the issue by the simple fact that if a person types in “marijuana” in their search box, they are more likely to come across a site like this one which defends cannabis instead of teaching against it. There’s a reason it’s that way.
After over 7 months of carefully collecting and studying this fascinating information (and watching literally every cannabis documentary available on Netflix), I now present the entire series: The Cannabis Conspiracy.
The Cannabis Conspiracy Table of Contents
The Profit from Illegalization
The False Floor of the Harmful Gateway Theory
The Stigma of a Pot Head is a Stereotype
God was the First Cannabis Grower
Society Itself is a Hypocrite
Man is Taking Credit for God’s Free Gift
Common Sense and Justice
Banning Cannabis Keeps Us from Utilizing Hemp