7 Insane Reasons Why Smoking Weed Became Illegal In The U.S. In The First Place

1. Smoking it was associated with Mexican immigrants.

In a super shocking turn of events, the war against weed has always been fueled by xenophobia and racism. When Mexican immigrants started crossing the border in huge numbers in the wake of the Mexican Revolution, American citizens began to hold them accountable for the ountry’s dilemmas du jour—particularly the proliferation of urban slums and labor unrest. Marijuana was available in the US for medical and recreational purposes...

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