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How the Drug War Creates Collateral Damage

88-year-old Bob Wallace, and his 85-year-old girlfriend, Marjorie Ottenberg fell in love 35 years ago backpacking to the tops of the highest peaks in the world. Wallace is a Stanford educated engineer and Ottenberg is a former chemist and…

US President and Genius Quotes on Hemp

"Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica." "Prohibition. . . goes beyond the bound of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation…

Rise of Marijuana Dispensaries in Canada

The recent developments in legal mandates surrounding marijuana usage in Canada come from a history that depicts introduction, prohibition, and legalization. The current effort by the Canadian government to legalize medical and recreational…

The Marijuana Tax of 1937

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was primarily the unholy creation of Harry J. Anslinger, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from 1930 to 1962. Anslinger had made his career enforcing alcohol prohibition, but when that was repealed in…

Marijuana: Since 8000-5000 BC

Marijuana use can be traced as far back as the Neolithic era (8,000-5,000 BC), where charred remains of cannabis seeds have been unearthed in ancient braziers of present day Romania. ¬† Evidence of marijuana cultivation reaches back as…