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Background For most of human history, marijuana has been completely legal. Its known uses go back further than 7, B. The marijuana hemp plant, of course, has an incredible number of uses. The earliest known woven fabric was apparently of hemp, and over the centuries the plant was used for food, incense, cloth, rope, and much more.
Hemp was such a critical crop for a number of purposes including essential war requirements — rope, etc.
The Mexican Connection In the early s, the western states developed significant tensions regarding the influx of Mexican-Americans.
Later in that decade, bad feelings developed between the small farmer and the large farms that used cheaper Mexican labor.
Then, the depression came and increased tensions, as jobs and welfare resources became scarce. Mormons who traveled to Mexico in came back to Salt Lake City with marijuana. Mormon blogger Ardis Parshall disputes this. Other states quickly followed suit with marijuana prohibition laws, including WyomingTexasIowaNevadaOregonWashingtonArkansasand Nebraska These laws tended to be specifically targeted against the Mexican-American population.
Again, racism was part of the charge against marijuana, as newspapers in editorialized: By the s, the story had changed. Alcohol Prohibition and Federal Approaches to Drug Prohibition During this time, the United States was also dealing with alcohol prohibition, which lasted from to National alcohol prohibition happened through the mechanism of an amendment to the constitution.
Earlierthe Harrison Act was passed, which provided federal tax penalties for opiates and cocaine. The federal approach is important. It was considered at the time that the federal government did not have the constitutional power to outlaw alcohol or drugs.
It is because of this that alcohol prohibition required a constitutional amendment. Since drugs could not be outlawed at the federal level, the decision was made to use federal taxes as a way around the restriction.
Anslinger was named director. This, if anything, marked the beginning of the all-out war against marijuana. Anslinger Anslinger was an extremely ambitious man, and he recognized the Bureau of Narcotics as an amazing career opportunity — a new government agency with the opportunity to define both the problem and the solution.
Anslinger immediately drew upon the themes of racism and violence to draw national attention to the problem he wanted to create. Here are some quotes that have been widely attributed to Anslinger and his Gore Files: Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use.
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