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Thesis • Medical marijuana and how the African Diaspora helped influenced the medical, economical, and historical aspect as we know it today.
History/Culture • In The Article “Ganja in Jamaica,” Tim Boekhout van Solinge Discusses the Importance Marijuana had, and how it evolved through the Caribbean impacting their image. • Rastafari movement
False Experimentation • Myth: Marijuana Leads to Harder Drugs • -The gateway theory • Myth: Pot Kills Brain Cells • -Government experts now admit that pot doesn’t kill brain cells. (CONTRIDICTING) not cool.
Legalities in the US • The use, sale, and possession of cannabis (marijuana) in the United States is illegal • Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the 1970 Controlled Substances Act
English: Map of the US showing US cannabis laws. Light Green: State with legal medical cannabis. Forest Green: State with decriminalized cannabis possession laws.* Dark Green: State with both medical and decriminalization laws. Purple: State with legalized cannabis
Medical Benefits • Known to cure… • Educating the world about cannabis extract medicine and continuing to treat patients is the way for the movement to succeed.
Non-Medicinal Benefits • Hemp is the same plant as marijuana • Hemp biomass
Type of Folklore • Oral Folklore- politics, and “unknown” cure for cancer • Material Folklore- Marijuana, Hash, hemp, oils • Customary Folklore- Rastafari culture help Marijuana get established in main strain media.
Relating to my Major • Hospitality management is a field that has always caught my eye ever since I can remember cooking at the age of 9 • Connecting Medical Marijuana and it’s resent discoveries to the restaurant industry