What I believe really happened is that it was seen as competition for the alcohol consortiums. Look at that!
The booze people had lots of money, and could lobby at the congress people
The “KENNEDY FAMILY” originally built its fortune by “BOOTLEGGING”
The “Official” story is that the agency in charge of enforcing prohibition did not want to go out of business
If you look at the effects of alcohol compared to marijuana, pot is relatively harmless compared to the physical effects of alcohol
You can grow your own as compared to complex brewing equipment
Alcohol in many forms is a long known European substance
The MAFIA was hugely into illicit alcohol import and providing
The prospect of lack of interest in alcohol had to be disturbing to major alcohol beverage providers
A primary way to see how and why laws are enacted is to: “FOLLOW THE MONEY”
~I could go on at length, but the fact is that Marijuana does not kill people by poisoning them, but if you drink an entire bottle of high proof liquor it can kill you outright…
Alcohol is a major problem, and yet it is still lawfull, but pot isn’t…
Do you see what I do?
It is not a matter of what is good for you but economics twisted by government officials who were bought and sold by alcohol producers
Marijuana has many documented medical and psychologic benefits, but booze is exactly the opposite.
So why was it made legal in the middle thirties instead?
I believe it had nothing to do with the official story, but that government officials had been payed to vote against it or instigate legislature to make sure it did not compete with alcohol consortiums.
Study that and think about it.
In the end you might well decide that the Government itself was bought and sold by assholes who do not give a damn about us!