1580 CE
Coffee houses are closed in Constantinople

All coffee houses are closed by Amurath III, based on religious grounds. However, the ban is ignored and coffee drinking continues privately. Coffee houses gradually reopen and become a source of revenue (through taxes) for the grand viziers.

Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.

Drugs: Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.)
Regions: Turkey
Topics: Prohibition, Taxation and regulation