This is a very good website that clearly shows the Historical Importance the American people have traditionally attributed to this valuable plant. "All of my information about CANNABIS/HEMP/MARIJUANA has been taken from Federal and State Department of Agriculture reports, articles from Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Pulp & Paper Magazine, Scientific American, entries from encyclopedias and pharmacopoeias, and studies from all over the world during the last 200 years. This is all public information. The United States government is hiding the fact that 125 years ago, and even as far back as 4000 BC, 80 percent of our economy was based on the use of CANNABIS/HEMP/MARIJUANA for paper, fiber and fuel. 10 to 20 percent of our drug economy was based on CANNABIS/HEMP/MARIJUANA medicines, 125 years ago."
NORML is the oldest and largest marijuana legalization organization in the country, since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana smokers. A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly.
The Drug Reform Coordination Network was founded in 1993 and has quickly grown into a national network of more than 21,000 activists and concerned citizens including parents, educators, students, lawyers, health care professionals, academics, and others working for drug policy reform from a variety of perspectives, including harm reduction, reform of sentencing and forfeiture laws, medicalization of currently schedule I drugs, and promotion of an open debate on drug prohibition.
DRCNet opposes the prison-building frenzy and supports rational policies consistent with the principles of peace, justice, freedom, compassion and truth. Each of these has been compromised in the name of the Drug War.
Marijuana Legalization Organization
"Our purpose is to promote the legalization of marijuana.
People have a basic right to make choices for themselves as long as their actions do not harm others. Responsible individuals should be allowed to choose whether or not they use marijuana. We place a high value on the principles of individuality, liberty, and freedom of thought.
The government is wasting our time and money by prohibiting marijuana. Taxpayers are forced to pay billions of dollars to persecute, prosecute, and incarcerate individuals while the government ignores more important issues."
Arm Yourself Against The "War On Drugs" "Whom ever Controls your Perception of Reality Controls You" Let's be clear: There is not now, nor has there ever been, a "War on Drugs." What there is is a cynical program of political duplicity; the intent of which is not to prevent drug abuse (which it encourages), but to create a climate of distrust, fear, hostility, alienation, divisiveness, and violence within our society. The so called "War on Drugs" is in reality a war of cultural prejudice waged primarily against the young, the poor, the non-white and the socially disaffected to the advantage of the Elected, the Corporate, the Privileged and the Few.