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80 Years Ago Today: President Signs First Federal Anti-Marijuana Law

80 Years Ago Today: President Signs First Federal Anti-Marijuana Law

Eighty years ago today, on August 2 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt signed House Bill 6385: the Marihuana Tax Act into law. The Act for the first time imposed federal criminal penalties on activities specific to the possession, production, and sale of cannabis.

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