High Times Greats: Pot And Pancho Villa

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Pancho Villa Joins the Revolution At first, Pancho Villa joined the revolution for profit. For the January, 1975 issue of High Times, Robert Lemmo wrote about the legendary Pancho Villa (1878-1923). Poised on the brink of their greatest triumph, the Villistas were only missing one thing: General Pancho Villa. For all his dope, booze, and philandering, Pancho Villa was a firm believer in marriage. In a land where a mere 17 families owned one-fifth of all Mexico, Villa quickly became a folk hero among the poor farmers.

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For the January, 1975 issue of High Times, Robert Lemmo wrote about the legendary Pancho Villa (1878-1923). In conjunction with Pancho Villa’s birthday on June 5, we’re republishing the story below.

On March 17, 1914, a year after Pancho Villa slipped across the border after hiding out in Texas as a disgraced fugitive, his 5,000 enthusiastic soldiers disembarked from their railroad fleet seventy miles north of Torreon, the only remaining obstacle to Villa’s triumphant march to Mexico City. With the sympathy and support of the United States government and the Mexican people,...

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