In 1919, the Harrison Act is amended in order to provide more stringent controls on cocaine and opium. The registration tax is increased, while a new tax (the commodity tax) is introduced, effectively making it illegal to purchase, sell or dispense cocaine (except in its original stamped package).
Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.
|Drugs:||Coca (cocaine), Opium (morphine, heroin, opioids)|
|Regions:||USA (United States of America)|
|Topics:||Taxation and regulation|