Hemp, made from the marijuana plant, has been used to weave fabric for thousands of years.
During the 17th century in the United States, a law was passed in Jamestown Colony, Va., encouraging the growth of hemp.
Marijuana was not used as a recreational drug until the 20th century.
The first state law prohibiting the use of marijuana was enacted by Utah in 1915 because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was concerned that too many members were using the drug.
Marijuana became federally criminalized in 1937.