Study: History Of Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With In-Hospital Mortality

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

COLORADO: Hospitalized patients who test positive for cannabis are less likely than non-users to suffer from heart failure or cardiac disease, and are less likely to die from cancer, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Cancer Medicine. A team of researchers from the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Read the full article…

Shakespeare A Stoner? Evidence Indicates He May Have Smoked Marijuana

William Shakespeare may very well have been a user of marijuana

Legendary authors of the 16th and 17th centuries — they’re just like us! Well, like some of us anyway. According to a study originally published in the South African Journal of Science, William Shakespeare may very well have been a user of marijuana. In the study, clay pipes found in the garden of Dude Bill’s Read the full article…

Henry Rollins On Marijuana Prohibition

Harry J. Anslinger, the father of Marijuana Prohibition.

Punk rocker turned actor Henry Rollins sheds light on the racist origins of marijuana prohibition in the new season of 10 Things You Don’t Know About. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Rollins discusses the interesting facts he’s learned as host of the H2 Network TV show that has him searching for uncommonly known historical facts and Read the full article…

In Canada, Marijuana Was Criminalized In 1923, But Why?

When Parliament decided to add marijuana to the schedule of proscribed drugs that year, Canada became one of the first countries to making smoking pot illegal. The U.S. didn't accomplish that until 14 years later, in the midst of the Great Depression.

CANADA:  Pot activists in Canada and elsewhere will be taking part today in what’s being billed as a “Global Marijuana March.” In this country, they will be calling for the decriminalization of marijuana. They might also ask why it became illegal in the first place. That happened in 1923, and if there was any kind Read the full article…

Marijuana History In United States Sees Milestone, Pot First Banned In California 100 Years Ago

In the 1700's, Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. By the 1800's, it was sold in drugstores, and touted as a cure for migraines and menstrual cramps. In the 1930s, the country's first drug czar, Harry Anslinger, launched a media campaign that claimed marijuana drove normally sane youth to become homicidal maniacs who murdered their own families.

CALIFORNIA: Stricken with cerebral palsy after almost being strangled in the womb by his umbilical cord, the 41-year-old Valley Village resident takes a few puffs of medical marijuana and immediately feels relief. “Weed works,” he says simply.