Did you know?? The criminalization of drugs in the U.S. began with The Harrison Tax Act of 1914, which imposed a prohibitive tax of $1,000 for non-medical exchange of certain drugs. The crime? Tax evasion.
ref: The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States

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With the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, a major illegal substance control campaign began. Americans have witnessed a corresponding shift of resources and public attention onto the growing problem of substance abuse and its effects on society.



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