Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551 (Aug. 2, 1937) was a United States Act that placed a tax on the sale of cannabis. The H.R. 6385 act was drafted by Harry Anslinger...
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Harry J. Anslinger
Harry Jacob Anslinger (May 20, 1892 – November 14, 1975) was United States government official who served as the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics ...
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Samuel R. Caldwell
Samuel R. Caldwell (February 11, 1880 – June 24, 1941) was the first person convicted of selling marijuana under the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, according to federal files.
He was born on Feb...
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Leary v. United States
Leary v. United States, 395 U.S. 6 (1969), is a U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with the constitutionality of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Timothy Leary, a professor and activist, was arrested f...
La Guardia Committee
The La Guardia Committee was the first in depth study into the effects of smoking marijuana in the United States. An earlier study, the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, was conducted by the colonial auth...