A History of Cannabis Prohibition in 13 Iconic Busts

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UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-998728"));More Cannabis History Lessons Cannabis 101 Cannabis in History: The Journey of the Joint Cannabis 101 Where Did Dabs Come From? A History of Cannabis Extracts Cannabis 101 The History and Emergence of the CBD Cannabis Strains Cannabis 101 The History of Dutch Cannabis CoffeeshopsUNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-136001")); Congress reacted quickly, replacing prohibition’s founding document with the Controlled Substances Act, which remains the underpinning of federal cannabis prohibition today. Harry J. Anslinger, founding commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and architect of federal cannabis prohibition, traveled by train to Denver to see both men tried and sentenced. After a second arrest and another legal escape, Valerie and Mike created a collective to help others facing the same struggle accessing medical cannabis.

Article PreviewDavid BienenstockJune 12, 2018

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Thoreau didn’t have cannabis in mind, particularly, but his larger point—that it’s the sacred duty of all citizens to live according to our natures,...

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