The History of
the Non-Medical Use of Drugs
in the United States

A Speech to the California Judges Association
1995 annual conference

by Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School

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The Situation in 1900
The Pure Food and Drug Act
The Harrison Act
The Early State Marijuana Laws
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
1938 to 1951
1956 and the Daniel Act
Conclusion - The Issue of Prohibition