Halloween’s Hemp Seed Sow, 1850

Some merry friendly country folks Together did convene, To burn their nits upon their stocks, An hold their Halloween. – Robert Burns, 1855   Tam O’Shanter and the Witches, illustration by John Faed to the poem of Robert Burns 1855 Read More …

Dope Raid, 1951

“Dope Raid” Alfred Perez – 24 years (narcotic suspect) on the Left; Ray Huber (officer) on the Right examining confiscated marijuana. Police headquarters Los Angeles, California – May 16, 1951 Share page on:

Gas Mask Puff, 1969

 “We’d take a gas mask and take the filters out and tape over them, and just make a hole in one of the filters. We’d stick a joint in the gas mask and puff like mad, just keep breathing until Read More …

The Bonfire of the Leper’s

“The Fifth of November is Guy Fawkes’ Day in England. In peacetime it is celebrated with bonfires on the greens, fireworks in the parks and the carrying of “guys” through the streets. “Guys” are stuffed, straw figures of unpopular persons; Read More …

Gather Marijuana, 1970

Gather Marijuana Four Indiana State Police Troopers, from left, Ronald Albright, Det. Sgt. Robert Zack, Edward Galloway and Robert Candler, clear a building near North Liberty, Sunday, of marijuana where three laskens(?) had stored it. The large cache was valued Read More …

Chicago World’s Fair, 1893

“If it comes to please then it will be through the process similar to the taste for opium or hashish.” – observations of a Worlds Fair visitor in 1893   Crowd waiting for the opening of the gates at the Read More …

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