history

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

Parag Patel3 years ago
President Obama and the First Stoner Family
One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks, apart from the Olympics and Donald Trump, has been the revelation of the Obama children being caught smoking marijuana. In a country where pot smoking...
Aunt Mary3 years ago
Famous Marijuana Smuggling Plane
A memorable flight in a Lockheed Lodestar was a 2,000" takeoff run at a bush airport. The stats from Lockheed said this bird could clear a 50" obstacle at the end of a runway after rolling only 1,870"...
Hydro Wilson3 years ago
Colombian Gold Marijuana Strain
Colombian marijuana symbolized the sprawling, commercialized 70s drug culture that would eventually lead to notorious cartels and an awesome Netflix series called Narcos. Back then though, marijuana w...
Aunt Mary3 years ago
Rise of Magic Mushrooms
British author Simon G. Powell is well known for his time spent studying psilocybin and its relationship with human society. Powell documented the history of mushrooms for an article in Weed World Mag...
Ami Roach3 years ago
Hippie Lifestyle Illusion
You are a hippie. Think about it—what are hippies? People with beards and long hair who enjoy doing drugs, listening to music, and rejecting conventional values. Everyone’s experienced that before, ha...
Izzy Erlich3 years ago
Is the War on Drugs Racist?
Legalization of marijuana first found itself as a part of the battle against racism. It should be no surprise that many of America's archaic drug laws have a common root in racism. Today's new generat...
Hydro Wilson3 years ago
Maui Wowie Marijuana Strain
Everyone who knows Peter Hunt, a tall blond in his late twenties, thinks of him as a nice guy. Peter comes from a “good family” on the East Coast, went to a college prep school, attended an Ivy League...
Wendy Weedler3 years ago
Weed in Rastafarianism
Any true Rastafarian will tell you that it is absolutely necessary to meditate every time you smoke the herb. They always wish the herb to be used respectfully, in keeping with its inherent ability to...
Potent Staff3 years ago
Weed Paraphernalia of the Past
Long before PAX and Grenco Science, you had to depend on your wits to get high. There was a time when there was no bodega on the corner where a friendly immigrant sold you EZ Wider with a smile. In th...
Wendy Weedler3 years ago
Maria Sabina's Mushroom Rituals
When I first attended a “velada” (vigil) sung by María Sabina in Huautla de Jimenez, and when on her invitation I first ingested the divine mushrooms, I was bowled over by the performance. It took pla...
Ed Green3 years ago
God Grows His Own Ganja
“And God said let the earth bring forth grass, and the earth brought forth grass, and God saw that it was good." - Genesis... something or other. What does God have to say about marijuana? For a long ...
Jacob Frommer3 years ago
Marijuana Moments Throughout History
Religion and history are full of miraculous stories and larger than life characters. From Jesus to Christopher Columbus, the burning bush to the Garden of Eden, we are taught that these people and sto...
Jacob Frommer3 years ago
Evolution of Cannabis Culture
Cannabis is the most publicized vegetable in history. From Madison Avenue ad agencies to the swift and deft legalization movement, marijuana is on everyone’s mind in one way or another. It also grows ...
Aunt Mary3 years ago
I Was a 1970s Pot Guinea Pig
The ad, or ones very similar, had appeared in Boston’s Real Paper and Phoenix for almost four years. Intrigued, needing money, hating work, in between college and the future, and with the encouragemen...
Sigmund Fried3 years ago
How to Make Hash Oil
Ever since marijuana was first discovered, cultivated, and ingested a few thousand years ago, people have strived to find stronger and more concentrated forms of the drug. Hash is one such potent prep...
Ami Roach3 years ago
Fitz Hugh Ludlow Hasheesh Eater
I used to think 19th century literature was a drag. There were so many things our English teachers didn't tell us, - especially when it came to the great dope and sex underground books of the Victoria...
Aunt Mary3 years ago
Marijuana in the 80s
In past decades, little was known about marijuana. Those in charge believed the mysterious grass was dangerous and its effects were strictly harmful on the human body. Back in the 80s, there was a cas...
Wendy Weedler3 years ago
History of the Hippie
Long hair going down to the middle of his back, faded patched pants, beads and a psychedelic smile, he walked down the back roads of history, playing Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club songs on a handma...