They died because of prohibition. If Cannabis were legal and easily obtainable it would be a win, win situation all around. ESPECIALLY for people who need & use it medicinally. Instead people are forced to buy illegal drugs - being forced into a 'gateway' or harsher substance and crime from some NOT so nice people. The prices are kept high, we are not educated on it properly, it can not be researched properly because of prohibition. The united States of America can NOT even grow it! Becuase of prohibition they are suffering, it could make billions of legal dollars. Here is a great simple video to check out, It's only a few moments and I feel exactly the same way. Only he said it better.. I'll try to draw it.
check it out:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN9h5Arul2c&sns=fb