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  • Book Name: It's Complicated 
  • Authors: J. S. Cooper
  • Pages: 448
  • Genre: Romance
  • Publish Date: 29 December 2020
  • Language: English

Book Review:

J.S. Cooper’s “It’s Complicated” is a fascinating look at the history of marijuana prohibition. In his book, he explores how marijuana was first introduced to North America, what happened after its introduction, and how the war on drugs changed our society.

 The author begins his story by explaining that the word “marijuana” comes from the Spanish language and means “hemp”. He goes on to explain that the earliest known use of the term “marijuana’ was in 16th century Spain where hemp was grown for rope making. The Spanish were the first Europeans to discover the medicinal uses of the plant and they began using it to treat everything from headaches to rheumatoid arthritis.

 In the early 1600s, the English began importing hemp from Spain and Portugal and soon realized the potential of the plant. By the mid-1600s, the British had begun growing their own crops of hemp and the demand for the product skyrocketed. 

Soon, the British government decided that they would need to regulate the production of hemp to ensure that only high quality products were being produced. To do this, they created the Hemp Society, which was responsible for regulating the production of hemp throughout England.

 In 1775, George Washington became the first president of the United States and he immediately saw the importance of hemp. He wrote a letter to Congress asking them to pass legislation that allowed farmers to grow hemp. Unfortunately, the law passed by Congress did not allow farmers to grow hemp and instead forced them to grow flax.

 After the Revolutionary War, the American government continued to ignore the issue of hemp and it wasn’t until 1838 that President Martin Van Buren signed the Agricultural Act of 1838 into law. This act gave the federal government control over the production and distribution of hemp.

 By the late 1800s, the U.S. government had become concerned about the rising popularity of marijuana and the fact that many people were smoking it. As a result, the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act was passed in 1914. This act placed severe restrictions on the sale and consumption of marijuana and led to the formation of the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937.

 This act was designed to stop the flow of money into Mexico and Canada by taxing the importation of marijuana. However, it didn’t work out as planned and the Mexican and Canadian governments simply ignored the tax laws. As a result, marijuana became much cheaper than alcohol and the drug became popular among young Americans.

 During World War II, the U.S government began producing synthetic fibers to replace cotton. Because these synthetic fibers could be dyed and blended together, they were able to produce clothing that was much more durable than traditional cotton. At the same time, the U.S military began experimenting with marijuana to help soldiers cope with the stresses of combat.

 After the war, the U.S started pushing for the legalization of marijuana and by the 1960s, the country was ready to legalize the drug. However, the passage of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970 prevented states from legalizing marijuana and instead put strict regulations on the cultivation and distribution of the drug.

 Today, marijuana remains illegal under federal law and even though some states have legalized medical marijuana, the drug still carries a heavy stigma.



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