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A Smoking Hot Infographic On A Smoking Hot Topic: A Timeline Of Marijuana Use In The U.S.

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history of potAs a Californian who went to a liberal arts college for lefty-weirdos, I have my opinions on the legalization of marijuana. I'm pretty sure that everyone I know feels similarly on the subject, but perhaps that's because those against pot keep their judgmental mouths shut about their desire to tell other people what to do.*

Due to social stigma, stereotypes, and flat out misunderstanding, Americans are still wildly divided on the subject of marijuana usage, despite the fact that it has proven to be no more harmful than alcohol or cigarettes and just so happens to aid a number of conditions from AIDS to Multiple Sclerosis.

I suppose those who think that widespread acceptance of marijuana usage is one of the four horseman of the apocalypse feel that it is fair for those suffering from symptoms of MS to be denied a treatment that could provide comfort so long as those good-for-nothing-lotus-eating hooligans keep off the grass. However, part of me dislikes the argument that weed can be used strictly medicinally in favor of more lenient Marijuana policies because usage should not just be restricted to those who are considered “sick enough” to deserve it.

Wherever you stand on the smoky marijuana debate, this infographic is enlightening and in the grand tradition of infographics, easy to understand:

Up in Smoke: A Timeline of Marijuana Use in the U.S.Image compliments of Online Paralegal Degree Center

*Ed note: These opinions are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Blisstree.com