The reason why they made pot illegal was that it was mistakenly
associated with Mexican and Black violence. People bought into
that hoakie tale hook, line, & sinker. And also, hemp fiber was a
competitor to DuPont's new plastic, nylon.
Since then, the government has spent millions of dollars on
propaganda to make people believe that pot was evil and a killer.
Even as recently as Clinton's Administration, his drug Czar
General Barry McCaffrey told the press that he had names of
people who died from pot. While watching that press conference,
I wished that the press had the courage to ask him for the names
of those people who died, but they took it silently. There is a strong
taboo against pot. Legalization has been recommended by conservatives
like William F. Buckley, George Shultz former Sect. of State for
Ronald Reagon, and Milton Friedman.
Here is a discussion between me (as 2oonz) and someone calling
himself the Alpha Male at a football forum.