Kosmic Kisses, 1974

Marijuana cookies and “Kosmic Kisses” seized in narcotics raid on Sanchez Street in San Francisco.  These three jars a marijuana confections apparently intended to give ‘orgasmic delight’ over the holidays, were confiscated by police. The “kisses” and cookies carried a Read More …

Mota Motors, 1978

Officer Jerry Donovan carrying a 150 pound burlap bale of marijuana on his motorcycle down the beach.  Ft. Funston Army Reserve Depot can be seen in the background. San Francisco, California – August 17, 1978   Share page on:

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 …

Predecessor to the Narcotics Squad’s and DEA, 1877

Chinatown Squad of the San Francisco Police Department posing with sledge hammers and axes in front of August Pistolesi’s grocery store at 752 Washington Street – 1895   Predecessor to the Narcotics Squad’s and DEA In this 100+ year Drug Read More …

“Pick-me-ups” for Tired Animals, 1892

“Sallie Gardner at Gallop” by Eadward Muybridge in 1878. Consists of 24 photographs in a fast-motion series “Pick-me-ups” for tired animals In 1892 comes this little gem of an article describing how tired animals are energized with cannabis.  Interesting they Read More …

Local Hashish Eaters, 1895

“There are but few peole in this State who know that “hashish” the opium of Arabia, is raised, prepared, smoked and eaten in California”   Local Hashish Eaters In this early 1895 article from San Francisco, we find evidence of Read More …