This paper will examine different features related to the history and legal aspects of cannabis (Marijuana) and identify the challenges facing the United States with legalization of marijuana. A wide range of reliable sources and studies were conducted to provide the information. The history of marijuana has been presented in many influences, and settings throughout its existence. The benefits of marijuana have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes with no legalities noted until the 1930’s. Problems facing the use of marijuana have mainly been defaced by false propaganda throughout its life span. Also examined are suggestions to allow the use and distribution of marijuana and why it should be legalized in all fifty states, and U.S territories. The evidence introduced in this paper substantiates that marijuana should be legalized for the financial stability that is needed to stabilize a nation that has spent billions of dollars to fight the war on crimes, when in essence; legalizing this drug could save the United States even more financially.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2017

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Kelly Rogers

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health & Exercise Studies

Document Type