You know how people often lament that things used to be so much simpler back in the day — a time when men were men and you could legally cut half of someone’s brain out for being gay? Things weren’t so simple back when your grandparents or their grandparents were kids, and all kinds of wild things were legal — from meth to murder. Here are 11 things you used to be able to get away with back in the day that are helpfully illegal now.
Remember how you used to be able to own people? Fun times.
Like peyote, opium, LSD, mushrooms, heroine and ecstasy, meth used to be perfectly legal in the U.S. You used to be able to get metamphetamines from your pharmacist to treat a number of ailments, including alcoholism, depression, narcolepsy and those pesky Spring allergies, because they didn’t have Claritin yet. The…
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