A Brief History of Weed.

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on Aug 13, 2009
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This shit is amazing. I didn’t know any of it. George Washington’s main crop was cannabis? Columbus first brought it to the New World? Dude! Jamestown settlers required to grow it?

Heavy man, it’s a trip:

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17 Responses to “A Brief History of Weed.”

  1. here's some links to a real grassroots history of hemp from 1994, not digital quality, but the real experts, and includes a great dramatization of Tom Jefferson, George Washington, and Ben Franklin, based on some of their diary experts.


  2. Chris Fisher says:

    Thanks for sharing these. And thanks to Neriah and Evan for their input as well – very interesting and informative.

  3. Dale Clark says:

    There has to be something more to why they banned hamp in the first place. it's such a useful crop for manufacturing as well as recreational uses. Bring it back!

  4. Cliff says:

    Hemp: food, fuel, fiber and fun!

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  6. […] run every year is rivaled only by the number of students who come together every April 20th to get stoned off of their asses in Porter Meadow, the unofficial 4/20 campus […]

  7. Well, George Washington and Jamestoen colonists grew hemp, not cannabis.

  8. Dace says:

    The very important point is missing. Hemp was banned and outlawed because of the coal and oil industries because hemp was cheap and easy alternative for bio plastic, paper, fiber, building material etc.
    Of course, smoking and getting oneself dizzy with cannabis type is not the smartest thing a human can do but the regular hemp that grows fast, easy grown without chemicals is a great threat to the BIG corporations using non renewable resources.
    Hemp can save the world!

  9. leslie says:

    My mother grew up in Nebraska in the 1920s and 30s, and one of her memories is the smell of marijuana. Lots of people smoked it.

  10. Carl says:

    Informative videos like this should be shown the world over to educate the masses about how and when Cannabis was used , when it was made illegal and why and what can be done to bring this plant back to the people who deserve it and need it for medical ailments. My company, is working to create an educational database and test Cannabis for its active cannabinoids and videos like this make me realize how important our work really is.

  11. […] For the history of Mary Jane, click here. […]

  12. Kris Lord says:

    Medicaljane has an article titled 'Exposed' that talks about all the big names behind the ridiculous classification of it as a Schedule 1 drug – Hearst, Mellon, DuPont, etc… It literally boils down to greed and politics.

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