|was not illegal in the United States until October 1, 1937, when Congress passed the> “Marijuana Tax Act of 1937”. Total debate time on the House of Representatives floor concerning this issue: 90 seconds.
This act did not actually ban the substance – it simply said that one could not sell marijuana without a license. Of course, Congress refused to issue any licenses.
Congress finally banned marijuana outright in 1970. Source: The Unbelievable Truth! by Jeff Rovin, 1994, Signet Books
Bunch of jackasses!