The legal history of marijuana in the United States relates to the regulation of marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes in the United States. Prohibitions on the use of marijuana as a drug arose in many states from 1906 and forward. Also marijuana was regulated as a drug in every state, including 35 states that adopted the uniform state narcotic drug act; this began by the mid-1930s. In the united states there were many places that started to abolish state laws and other local regulation that banned possession or the sale of marijuana this all began in the 1970s.In the 1990s, this very same thing happened with marijuana that was sold as medical marijuana.
Law had declared that all of the settlers were required to grow hemp or marijuana in the Jamestown colony in 1619. Continuous tensions were building in the western and southwestern states regarding the influx of Mexicans to America. To relax after working in the fields many Mexicans would smoke marijuana. Negative tensions would grow between the small farms and the larger farms that would use the cheaper Mexican help later on in that decade. The United States greatly supported the regulation of Indian hemp which is also known as hashish, in the international opium convention. The uniform state narcotic act, first tentative draft in 1925 and the fifth final version was in 1932, and was a result of work done by the national conference of commissioners on uniform state laws.
When the United States congress passed the Boggs act in 1952 and also the narcotics control act in1956, mandatory sentencing and increased punishment were put in place. The acts made a first-time marijuana possession offense a minimum of ten years with a fine up to $20,000, but however the United States congress would repeal mandatory penalties for marijuana offenses.