The worst cure for a non-existent diseaseSeptember 4, 2021
“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world”
Carl Sagan was forced to write these words anonymously in an essay. It was not until after his death that his identity was revealed. He faced a world driven delirious with fear and hatred for the drug, thanks to political and racist propaganda fabricated by the Nixon administration.
So successful was this campaign of sheer ignorance and blind rage, that the entire world adopted this policy, attacking medical experts, researchers. Government Commissions from the US, UK, and Canada all concluded that marijuana posed no danger. All further research on marijuana was then banned.
In the 50 years since, millions have been assaulted, imprisoned, and murdered for cultivating, possessing, or consuming marijuana. Literal wars were waged, bombs were dropped. Meanwhile, marijuana itself has yet to kill a single person.
Today, the most corrupt, uneducated countries and societies in the world continue this campaign of terror in ways even the US never did. All in the name of a plant.