Tagged in "history"

The history of marijuana, including political resistance and social advancements.

Presidents Who Smoked Weed

Brittany McSorley
in Culture

There are some presidential facts that we all know by heart: the George Washington cherry tree story; the details of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination; the fact that William Howard Taft was fat and had ...

Analysis of Reefer Madness

Anthony Gramuglia
in Culture

Few movies are as ridiculous as Reefer Madness, a 1936 "documentary" featuring fictionalized characters who, after smoking marijuana once or twice, behave in a manner that would only appear realistic ...

History of Hashish in the 19th Century

Shinji Kazuma
in Culture

Hashish, also known as hash, is a form of cannabis that cannot burn on its own. Well, it can, as all things can burn, but it does not catch fire as easily as regular pot does. It is usually smoked in ...

Why Was Pot Criminalized in the First Place?

Ossiana Tepfenhart
in Culture

Cannabis criminalization is slowly being repealed throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. With researchers proving that science reports were made biased by government bodies in the past, man...

What Are Cannabis Tinctures?

Johnny Hash
in Culture

Even before the ancient Greek Pedanius Dioscorides penned his famous precursor to modern pharmacopoeias, "De Materia Medica,” herbalists and traditional apothecaries have been concentrating the healin...

History of Sherlock Holmes' Pipe

Randy Cobern
in Culture

Neither kith nor kin will turn down a bowl when you flash a classy, well curved glass "Sherlock" pipe coupled with some fine medical greenery. Most of America is controlled by money and pharmaceutical...

Who Was Fitz Hugh Ludlow?

Frank White
in Culture

I was never particularly interested in 19th-century literature. There were so many things our English teachers didn't tell us, especially when it came to the counterculture underground books of the Vi...

Literature and Marijuana: Counter-Culture History Through the Years

Anthony Gramuglia
in Culture

America's literary counter-culture movement began after the Mexican Revolution in 1910, when those to our South came northward, and, in turn, brought their natural relaxant with them: marijuana. Grant...

Gas Mask Bongs for Cannabis Connoisseurs

Johnny Hash
in Buyer's Guide

Gas masks and bongs are two favorite methods that heavy-duty tokers use to elevate themselves to the outer limits of their mind. It was only natural that someone somewhere would combine both ideas, wh...

How To Use Cannabis As Medicine

Rachel Colic
in Science

Cannabis has been used as a medicinal plant for millennia. Across continents and throughout every type of society, humans have been using cannabis for health and wellness for longer than mankind has b...

Cannabis and Native Americans

Hyapatia Lee
in Culture

Native Americans have always respected and used “teaching plants.” By far the most commonly used and most beneficial plant is cannabis or marijuana. Whether it was smoked or eaten, its use has been ve...

What is Yage?

Frank White
in Culture

An Amazonian Indian paddles a heavy canoe downriver, deep in the hold of South America. The Tunchis, spirits of the dead, call out to him in the medium of bird whistles from the jungle banks. Chullach...

'Easy Rider' Review

Mike Mavenful
in Entertainment

The first five minutes of Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider is so perfect that at the end of it you feel like you had watched a whole movie. By the time the music kicks in, "The Pusher" from Steppenwolf, you...

Who Was Allen Ginsberg?

Wendy Weedler
in Buyer's Guide

As a poet, Allen Ginsberg was able to relate his feelings on being homosexual and a marijuana smoker in his poetry, achieving the status of an almost mystic figure. He had an intense spiritual life an...

Who Is the Stoner Generation?  

Jeremy Frommer
in Culture

It's exhausting. When you feel like you've done just about everything there is to do in a town like America you suddenly (or gradually) realize you are tired. Wasted? I've just finished suffering thro...

LSD Guru Tim Leary Interview

Potent Staff
in Culture

Timothy Leary burst into the limelight, amid a shower of controversy. While members of the left debated whether or not he fingered friends and associates in order to obtain his recent release from pri...