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INFOGRAPHIC: Marijuana in the United States

Written by Ysmay.

As you may be aware, Denver is proposing legislation that is going to criminalize marijuana use in your own backyard if your neighbors can see it or smell it. The legislation also criminalizes the possession and transportation of marijuana in parks, mountain parks, and all other recreational facilities.

Also criminalized will be the possession of marijuana in the 16th Street Mall. The legislation would require anyone buying weed from a store there to leave the mall right away. "But we want people to go to the mall and spend some time there," says Councilwoman Shepherd in an article on Forbes.com. "So let’s say a person bought their marijuana and then bought a book and went to dinner before walking home. They would be in violation, because they didn’t immediately exit the store and leave the mall."

This legislation is in direct violation of Amendment 64, Colorado's marijuana legalization initiative, which says transporting up to an ounce of marijuana is not a criminal offense within the state of Colorado.

This infographic is about the history of marijuana in the United States, and even though Amendment 64 is under fire in the state of Colorado, you'll be able to see how far we have come.

Up in Smoke: A Timeline of Marijuana Use in the U.S.Up in Smoke: A Timeline of Marijuana Use in the U.S.
Image compliments of Online Paralegal Degree Center

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