Those fighting for marijuana legalization finally have a couple of victories. Now that Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana, the stage is set for more medical marijuana dispensaries around the country.
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 Chinese were first to discover marijuana's medicinal benefits. Emperor Fu Hsi, considered the founder of civilization in China, said that marijuana contained both yin and yang. The Chinese consumed medicinal marijuana for centuries though no one knows whether or "marijuana dispensaries" existed in ancient China. From there, it spread to India, where it was used as a cure for leprosy. Then there are the claims that Jesus' anointing oil was made with cannabis.
Two thousand years would go by before cannabis came to America. Famously, George Washington harvested hemp and according to records, he was particularly interested in marijuana's medicinal uses.
Marijuana's bad rap didn't come about until the 1900s. Something needed to be done, or at least, that was the common opinion back then. The drug war, initiated by Nixon, casted a wide net demonizing all drugs, effectively ending medical marijuana in the USA. It wasn't until the following decades that states slowly allowed medicinal marijuana. These days, medical dispensaries can be found all over California. And then a watershed moment: Colorado and Washington completely legalized marijuana. Now, not only medical dispensaries are all over Denver, but there are head shops that sell bubble hash to anyone.dispensary denver, co