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Changing Perceptions: Marijuana Legalization Support Over Time

Public support for legalizing marijuana has ebbed and flowed over the past four decades, finally gaining more momentum under Obama's Presidency   Cannabis, weed, pot, marijuana, grass… The plant has many names and a unique history. First recorded use of the plant dates back to 2900 BC, when Chinese Emperor Fu Hsi referred to the plant as a popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang. Documented use of the plant as both a medicine and intoxicant appear throughout history. From the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Greeks, to Shakespeare and the early American colonies, people throughout history celebrated the diverse benefits of the plant.  So... what happened? Cannabis was first outlawed in Massachusetts in 1911 at the start of the prohibition era. While alcohol...

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