Why were substances with hallucinogenic properties used by ancient religions and cults? OR penalties associated with marijuana use in your state and local community (town/city)

Choose one of the 2 assignments listed below. Be sure to address all elements and include references supporting your statements.

Your assignment must include a title page, body, reference and appendix page to get full credit.
Body of your assignment must have at least 450 words in at least THREE paragraphs.
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1. Research the penalties associated with marijuana use in your state and local community (town/city)  (Beaumont/Texas)          .  How do these differ from neighboring states?  Why do they think there are differences (if there are any)?  What are the statistics for your state and town/city in regards to marijuana use and arrests/citations?  How do these compare to national statistics?

2. Why were substances with hallucinogenic properties used by ancient religions and cults?  How much should the law interfere with the practice of religion today, now that the substances are outlawed? If a new religion with a hallucinogen as its sacrament were created today, should the law interfere with this religions practices?