Much ado has been made over the legality of cannabis over the last few decades. It’s funny, when you think about it; cannabis is one of the first crops ever produced. It’s been around since the pre-Neolithic period, and Herodotus recorded those cool-cat Scythians using cannabis for its medicinal and psychoactive purposes in about 400 BC
In America, from 1631 to the early 1880s, hemp was even used as currency for trading goods and services. The prohibition of marijuana is relatively recent, with roots in the 1900s, after the Mexican Revolution drove more people from Mexico, trying to escape those tumultuous times, into the United States.
Public opinion of marijuana has evolved and gone through cycles since then. Interest in marijuana as a medicinal drug was rekindled in the 1980s to the 1990s, with movements like the Compassionate Use Act coming into play. The first waves of decriminalization of the drug come as early as 1973 to 1978 in states like Oregon, Alaska, Maine, Colorado, Nebraska, New York, and California. And then, in 2012, cannabis became fully legal for recreational …