The life of Marijuana

  • 1906-1923 Poison Law Strengthened

    revisions aimed to restrict all narcotics, including cannabis, as poisons, limit their sale to pharmacies, and require doctor's prescriptions.
  • 1925-1932 Uniform State Narcotic Act

    It was argued that the traffic in narcotic drugs should have the same safeguards and the same regulation in all of the states
  • 1937 Marijuana Tax Act

    made possession or transfer of cannabis illegal throughout the United States under federal law, excluding medical and industrial uses
  • 1952 Mandatory Sentancing

    acts made a first-time cannabis possession offence a minimum of two to ten years with a fine up to $20,000
  • 1977 Reorganization

    California's careful study of the economic impact of its law repealing prohibitions of use went into effect. The law reduced the penalty for personal possession of an ounce or less of marijuana from a felony to a citable misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $100. Possession of more than an ounce was made a misdemeanor, making the maximum fine $500 and/or six months in jail.
  • 2001 U.S. Vs. Oakland Cannabis Buyers

    voters passed Proposition 215, which legalized medical cannabis. The Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative was created to "provide seriously ill patients with a safe and reliable source of medical cannabis, information and patient support"
  • 1970-2010's

    Effort to decriminalize medically, advocatly, and non-medically, begin.
  • 1975-2013 Legalization

    States begin to legalize marijuana for medical, and recreational use on a state level.