Marijuana Tax Act

Marijuana Tax Act

Marijuana Tax Act

In line with Barry Spunt

about Marijuana Tax Act in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The hemp plant, which grew abundantly in Colonial America, was used for many years beginning in the 1600s to make rope, as bases for paints and varnishes, and in birdseed. It was not until the early 1900s, however, that the smoking of marijuana, the mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves that comes from the hemp plant, was introduced to American (United States) culture. And it was not until 1937 that the first federal law to restrict the usage, distribution, and production of marijuana-the Marijuana Tax Act-was passed. After the Mexican Revolution of 1910, Mexican immigrants flooded into the United States of America, and smoking marijuana (as hemp had been known colloquially in the Sonoran region of Mexico) became associated with these immigrants.

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