With the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, the US government legalized industrial hemp, and CBD (cannabidiol) is now widely available. But this isn’t the first time hemp has been legal or carefully regulated by the government. The 1937 Marihuana Tax Act was an important, if painful, part of hemp history.
There’s a lot to be learned from the Marihuana Tax Act, especially if we don’t want to repeat the egregious mistakes of the past. So, let’s dive in and find out why this piece of history is just as important today as it was in 1937.