It’s pretty amazing when you find out the truth.
Why is Marijuana Illegal?
7000-8000 B.C.First woven fabric believed to be from hemp.
Jamestown Colony, Virginia passes law requiring farmers to grow hemp.
Hemp was the primary crop grown by George Washington at Mount Vernon, and a secondary crop grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.
Maine is the first state to outlaw alcohol.
Pure Food and Drug Act is passed, forming the Food and Drug Administration. First time that drugs have any government oversight.
California, apparently, passes the first state marijuana law, though missed by many because it referred to “preparations of hemp, or loco weed.”
Harrison Act passed, outlawing opiates and cocaine (taxing scheme)
Utah passes state anti-marijuana law.
18th Amendment to the Constitution (alcohol prohibition) is ratified.
Harry J. Anslinger given control of the new Federal Bureau of…
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