Presidents Have Made The War On Drugs A Centerpiece Policy, Richard Nixon And Ronald Reagan Prominently.

One of the California Mens Colonys most famous residents and escapees, 1960s activist Timothy Leary , was convicted of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Several U.S. presidents have made the war on drugs a centerpiece policy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan prominently. Current Attorney General Jeff Sessions has indicated he is not 420-friendly even as states such as Colorado, Washington, Oregon and California move to relax regulations. The rules are arcane, but in eastern San Luis Obispo County some growers have pulled permits and fenced off California Valley lots attempting to get Green Rush rich farming. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham has introduced a bill to define and curb stoned driving. Pots past Marijuanas history as a banned substance goes back several generations. A timeline by the PBS documentary program Frontline shows that refugees from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 introduced recreational use of marijuana to the United States. Prior to that, it had been an ingredient in some patent medicines. Early studies hyped fear and linked marijuana use to crime and communities of color, and by 1931, 29 states had outlawed the drug.

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