There has been a rocky history of cannabis laws in the US.
For years it was used as a pharmaceutical medication for a variety of ailments, especially nausea. When it was turned into a political weapon in the 1930s, the government sought to change the public perception of the plant. I can’t imagine being a person in their 30s or 40s as well as a life-long user of marijuana while seeing the country devolve into a multi-generational drug war as well as prohibition on a plant of all things. The jazz community kept the use of cannabis alive in the countercultural scene, which influenced Beat writers like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, as well as William S, then burroughs. These gentlemen in turn influenced the entire hippy generation as well as their practices as well as values. During this burgeoning countercultural revolution of the 1960s as well as 1969s, student groups in Ann Arbor as well as other progressive American cities were pushing to change drug laws as well as the government’s reaction to drug offenses. They effectively pushed Ann Arbor into becoming a single of the first cities in the US to decriminalize cannabis as well as issued $5 fines to anyone busted in private or public with the plant. Assuming you weren’t carrying enough cannabis to look like an obvious drug dealer, you were fine. These afternoons the superb is much greater, as well as you’re likely to find strict enforcement of the law against public intoxication. I wouldn’t want to risk an OUI in my automobile just from burning a joint on my way beach home from the grocery store. Ann Arbor might benefit from MI’s recreational cannabis status, but the police are not above arresting someone for public disturbances.