Why tobacco is legal, but cannabis is not?
Noam Chomsky has a theory
Cannabis is the “solar energy” of plants
In the 1700s, cannabis and tobacco were both regularly grown crops.
In the 1800s, the same.
In the earliest part of the 1900s, the same.
Cannabis was to use to make rope and clothe and a new method for making it into paper was invented. It was also used – in tincture form, not smoked – as a medicine.
And then, after Prohibition was repealed, it was made illegal and became the biggest make-work program for cops and prison guards imaginable.