Yes, I know that William Randolph Hearst and Harry J Aslinger banned marijuana in the United States during the late 1930's, in order to ban hemp in an effort to protect their business interests in the timber industries and also in the oil and chemicals companies. However, the United Nations also banned marijuana worldwide, which happened with the 1960's narcotics convention. However, my question is this. Was the worldwide ban of marijuana during the early 1960s connected in any way, shape, or form, with the greedy business interests of either Aslinger, or that other guy Hearst? Even if the late 1930s anti marijuana campaigns never had happened, would the United Nations still have banned marijuana in the early 1960s? There's no question that Aslinger (as well as Hearst) was responsible for banning pot during the late 1930s, but as far as I know of, those guys only banned pot in the United States. But did they ban pot worldwide? If Hearst and Aslinger was never born, would the United Nations still have banned pot worldwide during the early 1960s?