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 medicinal benefits of marijuana were first discovered by the Chinese. The earliest mention of marijuana was a reference made by Emperor Fu Hsi nearly five thousand years ago. He stated that Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, possessed both yin and yang. The Chinese continued using medicinal marijuana for hundreds of years 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. It wasn't until about 200 B.C. that marijuana turned up in the West, first showing up in Greece.
Two thousand years would pass before cannabis came to America. Famously, George Washington harvested hemp and according to records, he took particular interest in marijuana's medicinal uses.
The reefer madness era changed the way that marijuana was viewed. Something needed to be done, or at least, that was the common opinion back then. 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. And then a huge moment: Colorado and Washington completely legalized marijuana. Nowadays, bubble hash can be found all over Denver in legal dispensaries.weed dispensary denver, co