Slides in Marijuana (7th)
Under Federal law marijuna is considered an illegal drug. However, for medical purposes it is considered legal in 29 stated and the District of Columbia. Of those 29 states marijuana is legal for recreational use in the state of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Colorado.
The Marihuana Tax Act (“Act”) is a U.S. federal law that imposed tax on the sale of cannabis, hemp, or marijuana. This Act was enacted in 1937. The Act was drafted by Harry Anslinger and introduced by Rep. Robert L. Doughton of North Carolina, on April 14, 1937, under the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act did not itself criminalize the possession or usage of hemp, marijuana, or cannabis. But included penalty and enforcement provisions to which marijuana, cannabis, or hemp handlers were subject. Violation of these procedures could result in a fine of up to $2000 and five years' imprisonment.