around in 4000 BC and even marijuana
has been dated to 2723 BC in China.
• Popular drugs like cocaine and morphine were used as
anesthetics. Back then, these drugs were legal and could be
found in pharmacies.
• It was not until the 20th century that the governments
could see that drugs were becoming a problem.
• Since then, warning labels were put on medicines and
pills that contained drugs that were very addictive. In the 1920’s there was a total ban on the sale of all drugs.