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The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was a United States Act that placed a tax on the sale of cannabis. It was drafted by Harry Anslinger and introduced by Rep. Robert L. Doughton of North Carolina in 1937. The act was overturned in 1969 in Leary v. United States, and was repealed by Congress the next year.
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    • Background 

    • Operation of the act 

    • The La Guardia Committee Report