The Beginnings of Marijuana in the U.S.

by acerv1 on February 17, 2014 - 10:25pm

“The Beginnings of Marijuana in the U.S.”


Marijuana has always been an incredibly important and controversial topic throughout the entire world. As of today, two US States, Colorado and Washington, have legalized the recreational use of cannabis, as well as the country of Uruguay. Pot users, which are practically most of the American youth, are pretty excited to see how the U.S. is turning out and considering on legalizing the drug in other states as well. However, les back track in time where the state of Colorado was just in the works of deciding on whether or not they were going to legalize the use and distribution of marijuana. In the article, “High Times in America” by Tony Dokoupil, he discussing how medical marijuana is already legal in Colorado and if it were to legalizing completely, that the state law would strictly regulate the use of weed. Dokoupil follows two cannabis entrepreneurs, Norton Arbelaez and Jon Salfeld, and observes how they grow and maintain marijuana in Colorado and their viewpoints on the state legalizing the drug.


According to the article, it describes the lives of Arbelaez and Salfeld, and how they met up and decided to be pot growers and dealers in Colorado. After realizing their true calling, they’ve put in their blood, sweat, and tears and nearly over one million dollars into their grow houses, security cameras, inventory reports, and detailed delivery systems for every gram of pot they sell, 24 hours a day. This article definitely shows how the lives of actual pot growers and how extremely comfortable it is in Colorado state. (Tony Dokoupil (2012). High Times in America. Newsweek, Vol. 160 Issue 18, p26-31).


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