Illegal Drugs: a Timeline - a Short History of the Federal Legality of 12 Drugs in the United States #infographic

Illegal Drugs: a Timeline - a Short History of the Federal Legality of 12 Drugs in the United States #infographic

In America the past of drugs is strange and nuanced. Drugs once dear to depressed, tired mothers will now throw you in prison. Cocaine had been plentiful, marketed by dealers of "snake oil." Alcohol was deemed much more dangerous than weed. Fentanyl is now less strictly controlled than LSD (which you can't fatally overdose on), a potent synthetic drug notorious for deadly epidemics.

In 1906, just three years after the Wright brothers took off, the first national effort to regulate materials occurred. Though many legal attempts have been made since then, President Nixon formally invented the term "War on Drugs" in 1971. It is a divisive phenomenon that has both benefited the country and hampered it. That is surprising is that 45.3 per cent of federal inmates are opioid users. This map from TheWeedBlog.com maps the federal legalization of 12 specific illegal drugs (cocaine, marijuana, heroin, morphine, hemp, tobacco, LSD, peyote / mescaline, psilocybine, MDMA, creatine, and methamphetamines) after 1870.

Illegal Drugs: a Timeline - a Short History of the Federal Legality of 12 Drugs in the United States #infographic

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