PUBLISHED EVERY MONDAY: August 23, 2010 — Have you got an hour and a half to spare? No? Well, bookmark this, then, and come back when you’ve got the time and the notion to be entertained and educated at the same time. (Click the pic of the 1935 propaganda sheet at the left to see it bigger.)
Especially with the state of California preparing to vote on whether or not to legalize marijuana, this is a good time to look at how it got outlawed in the first place.
Kick it up to full screen. I’ll bring the popcorn… (1:18:36)
If you want another look at the history of how “weed” became an illegal substance, try the History Channel’s excellent series Hooked- Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way. The part about Marijuana can be found on YouTube, with the first part at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yqyx0pCIHA This entire series is worth watching (or buying) if you ever get the opportunity.
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