Blog Home Agent of Chaos City Poetry Zine Buy Stuff!
 
...and they lived happily ever after. Smith & Lady: poets, artists, photographers & adventurers.
Our relationship was forged to the soundtrack of Yoko Ono's magic,
frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )
 
   
 
 

beatnik tea


Oaxacan Gold, Mexico – foto by Smith

A brief history of marijuana from WEEDS and Smith:

2727 B.C. – China begins using marijuana as medicine
500 B.C. – marijuana reaches Europe by way of India and Africa
1492 – Christopher Columbus brings marijuana to the new world
1619 – Jamestown Colony law: All settlers required to grow marijuana
1797 – George Washington’s primary crop at Mount Vernon is marijuana
1876 – The Sultan of Turkey gives the U.S. marijuana as a gift
1880 – Turkish smoking parlors open all over the northeast U.S.
1891 – Queen Victoria is prescribed marijuana to relieve menstrual cramps
1908 – Henry Ford’s first Model T is made with marijuana plastic and runs on marijuana ethanol
1937 – Federal law bans marijuana
1942 – the U.S. Military uses marijuana as truth serum
1965 – 1 million Americans had tried marijuana
1974 – 24 million Americans had tried marijuana
1980s – the Reagan administration begins its war on drugs
1980s – every 38 seconds someone is arrested for violating marijuana law
1996 – Proposition 215 passes in California, medical marijuana is legal
2009 – marijuana is America’s #1 cash crop at $36 billion a year
2009 – 95 million Americans have tried marijuana

Presidents of the United States who have smoked marijuana: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, John F Kennedy, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, Abraham Lincoln. (You notice the only real scumbag of the lot is George W Bush).

YEAR – MARIJUANA ARRESTS
2001 – 723,627
2000 – 734,498
1999 – 704,812
1998 – 682,885
1997 – 695,200
1996 – 641,642
1995 – 588,963
1994 – 499,122
1993 – 380,689
1992 – 342,314

data harvested from these 3 addresses, among others:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/21/a-brief-history-of-weed-v_n_206197.html

http://skeptically.org/recdrugs/id8.html

http://www.vetocorleone.com/2009/02/12-presidents-who-allegedly-smoked-weed.html


buzzed – foto by Smith

Leave a Reply

*

 
Copyright (c) 2009 Smith & Lady
Designed by Lady K