October 27, 1970 — The US Controlled Substance Act became effective. It classified marijuana, heroin and LSD as “schedule 1” drugs with no accepted medical use. People arrested for drug offenses then rose from an initial 416,000 per year to 1,890,000 per year in 2007. 

  2 comments for “This Day in History

  1. October 27, 2018 at 7:03 AM

    Always enjoy your moments in history Allan. Thank you.

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    • October 27, 2018 at 7:11 AM

      Thanks, JoHanna. Looking back on some of them reminds me that we survived and can get through whatever is before us in today’s mixed up world.
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