The History of Marijuana Legalization

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Reefer Madness is released

1936

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed

1937 - 1970

Margaret Mead testifies before Congress to legalize marijuana

1969

Controlled Substances Act is passed, making marijuana a Schedule I drug

1970 - Present

California legalizes medical marijuana

1996 - Present

Colorado and Washington legalize recreational marijuana

2012