Prohibition goes back a long way. To the Bible, in fact.
There was one forbidden substance in the Garden of Eden: the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
It was only available in said Garden. Population: two.
The prohibitionist in chief was God.
Let me repeat for emphasis:
ALMIGHTY FUCKING GOD IN HEAVEN.
And even He could not get prohibition to work.
Next time you get into a debate with someone who wants to ban something, just say, “So, to make this work, you plan to succeed where God failed?”