TOPICS > Nation

Timeline of marijuana policy in the U.S. and Netherlands

BY Saskia de Melker and Kristin Miller  March 29, 2014 at 10:44 AM EDT

NewHour’s investigation into how the Netherlands has managed the sale of pot for 40 years illustrated that laws and regulations governing marijuana are often in flux. Use the timeline below to see how both nations have changed their official feelings about marijuana many times over the century.