It claims the law is 'obsolete' and that the courts have dealt with just three cases since 1984.
"Mexicans were frequently blamed for smoking marijuana, property crimes, seducing children and engaging in murderous sprees." Americans laws never recognized the difference between .
The plant was first outlawed in Utah in 1915, and by 1931 it was illegal in 29 states, according to the report.
It arrived in the southwest United States from Mexico, with immigrants fleeing that country during the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1911.
"Many early prejudices against marijuana were thinly veiled racist fears of its smokers, often promulgated by reactionary newspapers," Warf wrote in his report.
From the sites where prehistoric hunters and gatherers lived, to ancient China and Viking ships, cannabis has been used across the world for ages, and a new report presents the drug's colorful history.
In the report, author Barney Warf describes how cannabis use originated thousands of years ago in Asia, and has since found its way to many regions of the world, eventually spreading to the Americas and the United States.(The L was included in the name in honor of the botanist Carl Linnaeus.) This subspecies is known as hemp; it is a nonpsychoactive form of cannabis, and is used in manufacturing products such as oil, cloth and fuel. Cannabis plants are believed to have evolved on the steppes of Central Asia, specifically in the regions that are now Mongolia and southern Siberia, according to Warf.[11 Odd Facts About Marijuana] A second psychoactive species of the plant, , was named in 1924 by Russian botanist D. The history of cannabis use goes back as far as 12,000 years, which places the plant among humanity's oldest cultivated crops, according to information in the book "Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years" (Springer, 1980).A spokesman for the party said; 'Murder is also quite rare in Switzerland but no-one suggests that we remove that as an office from the statutes.' Both parties also echoed concerns of rising incest if it was decriminalised, possibly leading to more genetic mutations among the population as a result.Some members of the Swiss People’s Party are calling for the proposed amendment to be struck down immediately and for incest laws to actually be beefed up - calling, for example, for a prohibition on cousins having sexual relations and marrying.The roots of modern Scots law were established with the introduction of feudalism and the expansion of the Kingdom of Scotland, with Roman law, playing a greater part in Scots law from the 15th century onwards, often being adopted in court in cases of a lack of native Scots ruling to settle a dispute.