A Brief History of Surf Culture and Cannabis

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They stayed, shared their drugs, and became big-wave riders—as did many others who especially liked to surf Hawaii in the winters. Hawaiian surf culture has a relationship with smoking pakalolo (the Hawaiian word for cannabis, meaning paka for tobacco, and lōlō for numbing) that could be hundreds of years old, or possibly longer. UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-168520"));Related Stories Cannabis 101 A People’s History of Cannabis Consumption Growing Tips for Growing Maui Wowie Cannabis Lifestyle The Bellyak: How a Highdea Became an Actual Invention Strains & Products How the Emerald Triangle Became America’s Cannabis EpicenterUNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-104870")); Though the feeling surfing and the feeling from smoking herb are incomparable, the surf culture in Hawaii is likely to be toking today. The seeds could have been imports with Captain Cook in 1778, as his crew most likely carried cannabis with them on their travels.

Article PreviewTrina CalderónJuly 12, 2018

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