Where Was the First Place in the U.S. to Make Pot Against the Law? EL PASO!
We got an excellent "Stump the Chumps" question the other day, and it sure stumped us! Believe it or not, the first place in the United States to pass a law banning marijuana was -- EL PASO, TX IN 1914!
It was so interesting, we had to make a bit documenting the quotes we found from the local constabulary back in the early 20th century. Obviously, the racial angle wouldn't fly today, but back then it was very much how you were judged.
Check this link to drugtext.org or click the pic to read more.