The Racist Origins of Marijuana Prohibition



The legal status of cannabis has been in question in the U.S. since people starting regularly smoking it in the early 1900s. The debate continues today, with …

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  1. Just pure racism. Once dems. Have control it will be declassified as schedule 1. Whites just wanted a reason to put blacks in prison by fear mongering them as Frankenstein if they had a joint. Couldn't drink at the time so they had to somehow ban anything pleasurable.

  2. Anyone and everyone who is pro-prohibition is racist and should be treated as such. More people die from alcohol and cigarettes in one day than cannabis has ever killed and we don't prohibit them. Considering that the overdose of thc requires you to consume 1000 time your body weight in 1 got that 1hit

  3. And yet when you explain all of this to someone they respond with « well thats what a drug addict would say » Brain washing is powerful

  4. On August 2, 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Marihuana TaxAct of 1937, the first federal marijuana law, which prohibited the substance beginning in October of that year (yes, that’s how they spelled marijuana back then).

  5. "They" Deem The Ganja As, "Evil" and "A Dangerous Drug"! The Flower Is No Drug, It Is A Plant Put On This Earth By Jah! TO Call A Flower "Illegal" That God Gifted Humanity, then That Is Anti God. Government Is Anti Jah! Peace, Love, Jah Rastafari 💚💛❤️✌️✌️

  6. If marijuana went legal in America it would absolutely destroy the alcohol and cigarettes industry because 1. Weed is healthier and safer than both Tobacco and Alcohol and 2. Because weed is kinda like alcohol and cigarettes in one just minus the bad effects and 3. Because marijuana can be used as medicine for psychological illness’s and it can be used to treat physical illness’s as well

  7. Its always the white folk messing everything up for everyone!!! First they demonize it, then they bring it back as their idea. Same with music like jazz or blues..

  8. I’m confused…how is making a drug that is harmful to you and others illegal racist? And how is saying that minority groups more specifically black ppl are using the drug more than any other group of people racist?

  9. "Weed with roots in hell…" LOL Oh those foolish Christians cannot even read their own bible. Genesis 1:29 "Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."

    Granted we do not always just eat weed like fruits and veggies but this means God created ALL PLANTS on Earth according to their precious bible.

  10. I'm disappointed that this video only reached 31K viewers.
    YouTube's algorithm systematically hiding this truth.
    They can't remove this video because it's educational and doesn't violate any guidelines, but, they don't let this video get to people's recommended section nor in the main page, despite Business Insider channel having OVER 2 MILLION SUBSCRIBES.
    Coincidence? I think NOT!

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