The 2nd Day of August

Once again it was all about the money

On the 2nd of August in 1937 The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed in America. This was a United States Act that placed a tax on the sale of cannabis which would effectively render marijuana and all its by-products illegal. The United States was producing over 500 tons a year at the time and business parties argued that marijuana was a threat to the extensive timber holdings.

2nd Day of August,Marihuana Tax Act
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Extra Note: Although the spelling “marijuana” is more common, the actual spelling Marihuana used in the Tax Act was most commonly used in Federal Government documents at the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marihuana_Tax_Act_of_1937

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