Other Things To Consider — Inside Cannabis Prohibition That Halts Progress
What Happened During Prohibition?
During the 1920s when the only dopamine releases available were alcohol and stock market speculation, the federal government banned the production, importation and selling of alcohol, AKA “The Prohibition Era.”
Cannabis Use Becomes Racialized
“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers,” said Harry Anslinger, the first director of the federal Bureau of Narcotics in 1930. “Their satanic music, jazz and swing, results from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with negroes, entertainers, and others.”
Politicians stigmatized marijuana use to justify white supremacy and win elections.
A New Deal?
How is Marijuana In A Catch-22?
When Will Weed Become Legal?
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