Did Big Business Suppress Cannabis?
The United States government criminalized marijuana in 1937. Pro-hemp campaigners believe there was a massive plot by industrialists to suppress cannabis because of the threat the versatile material posed to business…
In 2014 it was discovered that the leading anti-marijuana researchers are being paid by pharmaceutical firms. Medical marijuana is increasingly being used for pain relief, as a substitute for major painkillers like OxyContin and Nurofen, and companies like Pfizer and Reckitt Benckiser are worried that the burgeoning cannabis industry will make them lose money.
Since 2012, four states have decriminalised cannabis, and you now can legally grow, sell, and possess the plant. 23 states have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana to help treat people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, and other conditions. More people than ever are in support of legalising the drug. Like the hemp industry before it, legal marijuana sets to revolutionise the market place, and poses a very real threat to big US business.