Originally Posted by Mal
But I did catch that "marijuana isn't even a drug" line.
so then marijuana is the only natural occuring "drug"? (besides mushrooms which are grown under manuer) every other "drug" is made in a lab, marijuana was considered a psycho active hallucinegen because of the hightened sense of euphoria you obtain from smoking it. acid is also considered a psycho active hallucinegen, but acids effects are on a completely different level.
Marijuana is not illegal because of its effects from smoking it. its because large corporations were loosing money, from its other uses. with the hemp plant you can make cheaper paper, fabric, and rope. in the early 1900's the major newspaper companies were loosing money, major logging companies were loosing money, major clothing companies were loosing money and major pharmecuetical companies were loosing money. since the marijuana plant could be obtained easily, was cheap to grow and could be grown in large quantities, the major companies had nothing else to do but get it illegalized.
So the major companies would stop funding government officials campaigns unless they worked for its illegalization, or government officials had major investments in these companies and they were loosing money.