The Water Poet Gushes, 1620

“Here is Labor, Profit, Clothing, Pleasure, Food, Navigation: Divinity, Poetry, the liberal Arts, Arm’s, Virtues defense, Vices offense, a true mans protection, a Thief’s execution. Here is mirth and matter all beaten out of this small Seed.” -John Taylor, 1620 Read More …

Parke, Davis & Company advertisement, 1957

I can’t even make this stuff up… “You say you paid $9.oo to get that one prescription filled? Wow!” “Depends on how you look at it. That medicine kept me from missing weeks of work… Maybe saved my life. I Read More …

World War on Weed, 1961

“Governments of opium-producing Parties are required to “purchase and take physical possession of such crops as soon as possible” after harvest to prevent diversion into the illicit market.” -from the The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961 Opium meditations Read More …

Smoking a ‘joint’ relieves his agony, 1978

Smoking a ‘joint’ relieves his agony “We have a situation in which the Federal Government continues to spend money trying to find negative effects of marijuana while making it difficult for anyone to investigate the positive of it.” -Philadelphia Evening Read More …

The English Patient, 1840

“The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.” – Queen Victoria     Queen Victoria by RafkinsWarning   The English Patient In the middle of the 19th century, Queen Victoria had very Read More …