America’s Burgeoning Cannabis Industry and the Road to Public Acceptance


By Dr. Mercola Marijuana is easily one of the world’s most controversial plants and, in the U.S., has endured a particularly rocky history. While smoking marijuana was once viewed as an act of political dissidence against the Vietnam War, today the plant is recognized as an invaluable medicine and smoking-hot commodity that’s generated billions of dollars in revenue in states where it is now fully legalized. Cannabis remains illegal at the federal level and is considered by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) a Schedule 1 drug alongside heroine, LSD and ecstasy. Yet, a total of 29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia now have some form of legalized marijuana; while eight more states — three of which adopted the measure in November, 2016, and include California, Nevada and Massachusetts — allow recreational use of the plant. Regardless of whether or not you support cannabis, there’s no ignoring the fact that it’s currently undergoing a revolution in the U.S. and is undoubtedly a
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/02/04/americas-burgeoning-marijuana-industry.aspx

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