Now I know the same 'facts' are pushed around the "legalize marijuana" agenda, so I'm here to state these, discuss some idea's and ask some questions.
“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn't the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?” - Bill Hicks.
Now rather than just repeat all the facts and conspiracy's etc I'm going to give you a quick debriefing if you are completely new to the idea, if you want a full blown description and historic recount then I suggest:
The Marijuana and Hemp Conspiracy - But a quick google search will find you tonnes more.
Or watch these in order:
So if for some reason you can't watch those video, in a nutshell...
The plant 'Cannabis' has two varieties: Hemp/Marijuana (Learn the differences).
It is a basically a miraculous plant. 'A gift from God' you might say...
Or if you're like me and believe that God to be an Alien race,
then that too is suggested as the plant is nothing like any other plant on Earth.
Hemp products are basically endless, from stronger-biodegradeable plastics, to paper and oil...
This is the reason why the big oil companies etc realised Hemp, a natural, easily sustained product,
that can grow in even the harshest of conditions had to be ridden in order for them to keep earning big $$$.
This was done through close personal links between govt. and corporations and ridiculous propaganda was produced in the media through films like "Reefer Madness"... the gullible society of the time (1930/40's) were easily persuaded and went on to be parents of the baby bloomers generation.
Hemp could well solve our world hunger problem if given the chance as its nutritional values from hemp seeds are incredible and the plant can be easily grown in any condition, inexpensively.
Marijuana has more beneficial values than just getting you high too.
It has many medical benefits (see here) < also it busts some myths.