The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
The history of how the Marihuana Tax Act came to be the law of the land.
For more background on the history of, and reasons for the Marihuana Tax Act, see also these related documents:
The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States – a speech by Professor Charles Whitebread to the California Judge’s Conference – This contains a short history of the marijuana laws.
The Forbidden Fruit and the Tree of Knowledge, by Professors Richard Bonnie and Charles Whitebread – This is a more extended history of the origins of the marijuana laws.
Unraveling an American Dilemma: The Demonization of Marihuana – by John C. Lupien — This is the best exploration I have seen of the background of the supposed Anslinger-Hearst-DuPont conspiracy to outlaw marijuana in order to remove hemp as a possible competitor to their products.
Marihuana Tax Act – The full text of the Marihuana Tax Act, as passed in 1937
Conference on Cannabis Sativa L. January 14, 1937 — Room 81 Treasury Building, 10:30 AM
(Source: Drug Library.org)