1682 CE
The tobacco situation in Virginia leads to rebellion and destruction of tobacco plants

Virginia colonists decide to rebel against the government when it fails to decree a cessation in tobacco crops after bumper crops lead to low prices. Angry planters destroy thousands of tobacco plants, and six ringleaders are executed.

Source: Goodman, J. (2005). Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. Detroit: Thomson Gale.

Drugs: Tobacco
Regions: USA (United States of America)
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade