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Salon: 5 biggest myths about marijuana, debunked

Salon: 5 biggest myths about marijuana, debunked

Back in the 1930s, the arguments to criminalize cannabis were bizarre and openly racist. The anti-pot crusader Harry Anslinger made all sorts of over-the-top claims, such as, “Marihuana is a short cut to the insane asylum. Smoke marihuana cigarettes for a month and what was once your brain will be nothing but a storehouse of horrid specters.” Here's evidence as to why those claims are wrong. 

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