Sweet Marijuana Precode, 1934

The Saturday Night Kid, 1929 banned poster under the Hollywood Code for Clara Bow lifting her dress.   The Hollywood Code Even before audio was introduced to cinema many were already trying to censor what was shown on the big Read More …

The Original Cannabis Caroler’s of Christmas Eve

Young men after taking part in the ritual of koleduvane on behalf of the Community Cultural Center Probuda, Bulgaria 1930   The Original Cannabis Caroler’s of Christmas Eve Snuggled up in layers of warmth, out into the cold the joyous Read More …

Outside of a small circle of friends, 1967

Phil Ochs     Outside of a small circle of friends “Smoking marihuana is more fun than drinking beer, But a friend of ours was captured and they gave him thirty years. Maybe we should raise our voices, ask somebody Read More …

The Vicious Part that Potent Marihuana Plays, 1938

“The vicious part that potent marihuana plays in stimulating certain melody makers to fantastic heights of inspiration and the efforts made to eliminate the evil.” – A 1938 illustration from an article in the San Francisco Chronicle connects marijuana use Read More …

Visions of America, 3780 BC

“The root is of nearly medium size, sending forth no branches or leaves above the ground, but with a certain woolliness adhering to it on account of which it could not aptly be figured by me. Both men and women Read More …

Dick’s Operation, 1969

President Richard Nixon and Mexico’s President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz shake hands at a ceremony on the Mexico side of the Rio Grande River after dedicating the Amistad Dam, in background. September 8, 1969 (less than two weeks before the start Read More …

Smoke Session, 1881

“We smoke it and it reminds us of different things. We remember the miracles of the world. We remember those far and near. We remember” – Basotho Cannabis Smoking song, from C.J. Bourhill’s report from 1913 called ‘The smoking of Read More …

Bach’s Musical Bitch Slap, 1717

“If I decide to be an idiot, then I’ll be an idiot on my own accord.” – Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach playing the organ, circa 1725   Bach’s Musical Bitch Slap Concert master of King August of Saxony Read More …

Keep Off The Grass, 1968

“Marijuana was the main thing that promoted non-violence amongst the youth, because as soon as they have it, they – first of all you have to laugh on your first experiences. There’s nothing else you do but laugh, and then, Read More …

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