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Unformatted text preview: Shen Nung, One leaves the first written record of cannabis use in 2700 B.C. B.C. • New world’s first marijuana legislation - 1619 in the Jamestown Colony, Virginia 1619 - Ordered all farmers to grow Indian hemp Ordered - Farmers could face jail terms for not growing Farmers hemp during times of shortage hemp • On June 28, 1776, the first draft of the Declaration of On Independence is written on hemp paper Independence History of Marijuana History • At the turn of the 20th century, became in vogue, especially At among the writers and artists • At this time, it didn't catch on the in the US • By the 1930's, there was some publicity about marijuana By and this aroused public interest and • 1950’s Increased recreational use • 1970’s Increasing regulations and restrictions • 2000’s Relaxation of some regulations; medical use, legal 2000’s recreational use in some states. recreational Reefer Madness (1936) Reefer • • • • Federal officials led by Harry Anslinger Federal spread stories of marijuana causing permanent brain damage. Stories in the press promoted the idea Stories that marijuana incited violent behavior that Ironically the movie is now viewed Ironically primarily as humorous propaganda primarily Other ‘evidence’ that marijuana use is Other dangerous dangerous Marijuana regulation Marijuana In December 1937, The Marijuana Tax Act is signed into law – possession of marijuana without having paid a special tax was a federal crime ruled unconstitutional in 1960 In 1970, Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act passed - Made Marijuana a Schedule I drug Pharmacology Pharmacology • • • • 1 joint = 10-20 mg of THC 400 different chemicals in marijuana 60 are specific to cannabis - cannabinoids 60 cannabinoids THC is the most psychologically active of THC these these • Cannibinol and cannabidiol (CBD) - two other Cannibinol cannabinoids that are active at high doses cannabinoids • THC has up to 30 metabo...
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