SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
Bored teens plus a coincidental after-school meeting time plus a statue of Louis Pasteur plus a gig as a Grateful Dead roadie turned out to equal a viral piece of pot culture that is known worldwide today.
When Henry Kissinger sought to assert American control of Caribbean bauxite ore reserves, he set off a political dirty war that poisoned the Jamaican interior and destroyed prominent strains of cannabis in the name of marijuana interdiction.
SOURCE: Nursing Clio
by Nick Johnson
From pill bottles to produce sections, modern medicine and agriculture have effectively distanced our relationship to the plants that matter most to us.
by Emily Dufton
The big fear about legalization is that the pot business is ripe for corporate exploitation.
by Zach Hidin
Commuting the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders may seem historic. But history sets the bar higher still.
by A.J. McCarthy and Rachel Stewart
Probably not the way you heard.
SOURCE: Ohio State Department of History
by Stephen Siff
The speed with which Americans are now considering legalizing marijuana has taken everyone by surprise. But in the midst of this shift in public opinion and state law it is worth remembering the speed with which marijuana was made illegal.
by Emily Dufton
Reefer madness, eat your heart out: One congressman from the '70s sais that youth marijuana use will leave America "with a large population of semi-zombies."
by Bradley J. Borougerdi
The real reason hemp is illegal may surprise you -- it has everything to do with Orientalism.
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