Medical Marijuana

It was a long time coming but tow states have finally legalized marijuana. Now, Denver citizens can find the finest bubble hash (or their strain of choice) in dispensaries throughout the city. This may seem new, but marijuana has a long history.

The decision to legalize marijuana may seem controversial, but marijuana has been used for centuries. The Chinese were first to discover marijuana's medicinal benefits. Emperor Fu Hsi, thought to be the founder of Chinese civilization, said that marijuana contained both yin and yang. The Chinese consumed medicinal marijuana for thousands of years though no one knows whether or dispensaries existed in ancient China. From there, it spread to Egypt, where it was used as a pain reliever for people with hemorrhoids. Then there are the claims that Jesus' anointing oil was made with cannabis.

Two thousand years would pass before cannabis came to America. And most know about some of the founding fathers growing marijuana plants.

It wasn't until the 20th century that the drug became known for recreational use. Controversy soon followed and politicians acted with force. The drug war, initiated by President Nixon, casted a wide net demonizing every drug, effectively ending medical marijuana in the USA. It took decades for medicinal marijuana to be used again. These days, medical dispensaries can be found all over California. And then a watershed moment: two states completely legalized marijuana. Nowadays, bubble hash can be found all over Denver in legal dispensaries.

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