Those fighting for marijuana legalization finally have a couple of victories. The recent legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has set the stage for not only expanded medical marijuana dispensaries, but also full on legalization.
For all the controversy surrounding the legalization of marijuana, one thing is certain: for most of recorded history, marijuana was used primarily for medical purposes. The first known marijuana users were the ancient Chinese. Emperor Fu Hsi, considered the founder of civilization in China, said that marijuana contained both yin and yang. The Chinese consumed medicinal marijuana for thousands of years though no one knows whether or "marijuana 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.
It would take another 2000 years before Jamestown settlers shipped marijuana to the Americas. And most have heard the stories about some of the founding fathers growing marijuana plants.
Marijuana's bad rap didn't come about until the 1900s. Controversy soon followed and politicians acted with force. The drug war, initiated by President Nixon, casted a wide net demonizing all drugs, 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. Also, these days there are non-medical marijuana dispensaries throughout Denver.recreational marijuana denver co