In 1930, Congress established the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. They put Harry Anslinger in charge shortly after the catastrophe of prohibition! The population refused to stop using alcohol plus Congress hated to admit defeat. They needed another enemy to fight, however marijuana was the ideal target. Harry Anslinger told the public that there was 100,000 marijuana smokers out there and he claimed that most of these were Negroes, Hispanics, and Filipinos. He pointed a finger at marijuana for their wild jazz plus their swing rock n roll. He further warned the public that marijuana would cause ladies to seek sexual relations with Negroes. The Great Depression had instilled a resentment against foreigners plus it bred racism. People were definitely influenced by this and the downside connotations associated with marijuana began. Where once cannabis was embraced for its great medicinal properties, it was now accused of inciting violence plus promiscuity. By 1936, laws restricting marijuana were made across the country. Medicines such as aspirin, morphine, and other opioids took over as painkillers. A year later, Congress put the Marijuana Tax Act in place, still allowing physicians to prescribe marijuana, but so heavily tax it that it became cost prohibitive. Then in the mid to late sixties, as young people objected to the establishment, the government once again held marijuana to blame. These mistaken plus archaic beliefs have stuck around plus still color perceptions today. Gradually, as cannabis is proven effective in the treatment of various illnesses, the awareness plus acceptance is on the rise.