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A history of the American war on weed

A history of the American war on weed

December 1, 2016 | JOE DOLCE

“Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis”: When my mother was upset that I was writing a book on weed, I pulled this out, which is an unguent made of cannabis.

And I said, “Mom, do you have any pain?”

She said, “Yes, my legs are hurting me.”

And I rubbed some on her. And in three minutes, her pain was gone. That was a pretty easy way of changing her mind.

I know why weed gets such a bad rap: because the U.S. government, in addition to many other governments, has been disseminating a lot of negative information about it for — since 1937, really, so over 70 years.

A history of the American war on weed






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