The history of marijuana, including political resistance and social advancements.
The History of 4/20
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the international cannabis holiday known simply as “420,” we’ve compiled a comprehensive history of cannabis in the United States. Join us on a journey through the last century decade by decade and learn the meaning of marijuana in America, including the real story behind “420,” how 420 came to be associated with weed and what it really means.
Does licking toads get you high?
I can’t particularly remember where I first heard it, or saw it.. It could have been that episode of The Simpsons, where Homer lounges in a hammock licking toads somewhere in the south pacific, or perhaps it was that 94’ episode of The John Stewart show, where, after licking a toad, the show host, John, quickly develops intense auditory hallucinations followed by a seemingly out of body experience tainted with delusional overtones. Either way, I’m sure you’ve heard something similar: Licking toads gets you high.
Why Cannabis Was Made Illegal: A Brief and Racist History
In recent years there has been a large spark in the debate surrounding the legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medical use. Most people have an opinion on whether or not they believe the substance should be legal and what access level the public should have to it. It is not only in the United States that this debate is prominent, it is also prominent in European countries and Canada. When talking about legalization of marijuana, we must look at why it was deemed illegal by the government in the first place.
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Was Shakespeare High This Whole Time?
William Shakespeare, also known as the 'immortal bard'. Heard of him? I'll consider you crazy if you haven't. He was (and still is) an extremely well-known English poet and playwright with his art dating back to the late 1500s. Some of his most famous and well-known plays include Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Tempest and, Othello but he had written 39 plays and 154 sonnets in total.
Tea Pads: Jazz and Joints for 25 cents
Prohibition In the United States, from 1850 – 1937, Cannabis was widely used for medicinal purposes and could easily be purchased in any local general store. Cannabis was federally prohibited in 1937, although some started taking action to regulate it as early as 1920. After hearing of the conviction of a musician that had forged a doctor’s signature on a prescription for Cannabis, the president of Louisiana’s State Board of Health, Dr. Oscar Dowling, urged the governor as well as the U.S. surgeon general, to take control nationally in August of 1920.
The Oldest Cannabis Strains
The history of using cannabis started more than 4000 years ago. Our ancestors from ancient India, Africa, China, Scythia and Persia used cannabis plants in their spiritual and religious ceremonies. We can not say what exact strains they used back then, but we know that they used such original species as Indica, Sativa and Ruderalis. You can learn more about these marijuana types on AskGrowers.
1950's LSD Experiment
An experiment conducted in the 1950's where a researched gives an artist LSD while asking a series of questions over the duration of the experience. This footage accompanied the 'In Case of Emergency Break Glass' art gallery presentation and is intended as a companion video when viewing the work.
Cannabis Is a Growing Industry In the USA But …
Today, marijuana is used by hundreds of thousands of people across America for many different reasons. Whether you suffer from PTSD or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, medical marijuana could likely help you.
The history of cannabis in China
It is the medical history of cannabis in China that has had the greatest influence on Western medicine. The Chinese enjoyed a living and complicated tradition of cannabis use for thousands of years, perhaps even longer. Cannabis was used as a tonic for stomach problems, to treat glaucoma and malaria, and to reduce or even eliminate headaches and fever. There are many reports on the benefits of the medical use of cannabis for daily life.
The History of Marijuana in the United States
Marijuana has been woven through the human timeline for centuries and has taken on many faces throughout its history. It has fluctuated over time from a medicinal miracle to an evil mind-melting drug. The overwhelming negative propaganda that turned the country against marijuana and pushed for its subsequent illegalization. It has been a tug of war between the reverence for its functional medicinal properties and condemnation for its place in the drug trade. The history of marijuana is a fascinating journey of nature versus man.
Cannabis: It's Just a Plant, Dude
The history of marijuana is murky, ever since Napoleon banned his troops from using hash and infused drinks, following the invasion of Egypt in 1800. This set in motion a series of events that lead to most countries of the world prohibiting the plant. Because of this, it's ancient history remains unclear due to the attempt to cover it up by said countries. But motivated stoners all around the world have managed to track patches of its progress throughout history.
Evolution of Medical Marijuana in the Last Four Years
The legalization of marijuana, first for medical purposes and then for recreational use in some states, has triggered a number of researches regarding the benefits of marijuana use. It is indeed not an exaggeration to say that there is now much literature on the subject with much more on the way. We must say, the influence of the legalization of marijuana has contributed much to the evolution of marijuana as well. We've witnessed much changes in the way marijuana used to be some time ago and the way it exists these days. In this article, we'll look into the evolution of medical marijuana in the last four years.