The Beverage Blog

Hemp: An American Outlaw

The Marijuana Tax Act, which took effect in 1937, outlawed the sale of all forms of cannabis. In one fell sweep, this ruling also condemned cannabidiol and hemp, marijuana's non-psychoactive derivatives. In the months before hemp’s prohibition, our government worked to promote hemp with their "Hemp for Victory" campaign. Their movement emphasized the resources hemp had to offer during the widespread sparsity of World...