Cannabis Argumentative Analysis

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According to the PBS Timeline of Marijuana in the US, Cannabis’s domestic production was encouraged until the early 1900’s when the Pure Food and Drug Act required that any over the counter remedies that contained cannabis should be labeled as such. This essentially started the movement to fear marijuana. In the 1910’s Mexican immigrants flooded the US and introduced the public to recreational use of marijuana but because of their immigrant status, anti-drug campaigners “warned against the encroaching “Marijuana Menace,” and terrible crimes were attributed to marijuana and the Mexicans who used it.” The Great Depression’s massive unemployment rate furthered the publics’ resentment of the Mexican immigrants and the use of marijuana which
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