Drugs You Won't Believe Used to Be Legal

Cocaine 1 of 7

Cocaine has a bad reputation in the modern world, but did you know that it didn't become a controlled substance until 1970? This drug is derived from the coca plant and has been in use for over 3,000 years. It was very popular in the early 1900s and was even an ingredient in Coca-Cola. Cocaine was technically banned in the U.S. by the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act in 1914.