1625 CE
A political ban on coffee is established and then repealed

Around 1625, coffee houses are banned under Sultan Murad IV because they are considered to be "hotbeds of sedition". Wine taverns remain open, and severe penalties for violations of the coffee house ban are established. Despite this, violations of the ban are common, and the ban is soon repealed.

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

Drugs: Alcohol, Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.)
Regions: Turkey
Topics: Prohibition