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The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
What is the history of recreational use of drugs?
What is the legal history of drugs in the United States?
What was the first federal law to criminalize non-medical use of drugs?
What was the Harrison Act?
What were the earliest state marijuana laws?
What was the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937?
What was the Daniel Act?
What was the Pure Food and Drug Act?
The text of a speech by Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School, on the history of the non-medical use of drugs and the history of drug regulation laws in the United States since 1914. The site also includes links to related documents, such as the Hearings of the Marijuana Tax Act.