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Is it time to de-demonize this drug?

In the early 20th century, Americans demonized alcohol. In 1920, they codified that demonization in the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting alcohol. During the roaring ’20s, in American homes and speakeasies all over the land, Americans thumbed their noses at that demonization. As did bootleggers, smugglers and organized crime bosses. In 1933, Americans decided to de-demonize alcohol with the 21st Amendment, making this psychoactive drug — alcohol — legal again.

August 30, 2023 by