Harry Anslinger | The Man Responsible for Marijuana’s Prohibition

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#OTD 1933: End of US Alcohol Prohibition

Early temperance movements were a public health setback

Watching a history of prohibition. Started in 1850s, at least half a century before safe drinking water was freely available such as through tap water. 

Beer was much safer than drinking water until a good way into the 20th century. Initial temperance movement was against hard liquor but quickly was about abstinence.