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Why is Marijuana Illegal?

Posted in Uncategorized by Sankeerth on January 13, 2007

America’s first marijuana law was enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. It was a law ORDERING farmers to grow Indian hempseed. You could be jailed for NOT growing hemp during times of shortage in Virginia between 1763 and 1767, and during most of that time, hemp was legal tender (you could even pay your taxes with hemp — try that today!)

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