On this episode of Cannabis History, learn all about the effects of marijuana on the US/Vietnam war. Find out why so many soldiers smoked the fine plant, and where it was coming from. You can also enjoy many accounts of cannabis use during the war- like the weed smoking Montegnard Monks trying to achieve the mind of god.
Today’s episode of cannabis history is all about the Hearst Hemp Conspiracy. Specifically, why it’s false. Learn about the main players involved in the conspiracy, the truth behind their actions, and finally, the real reason why drugs get illegalized.
Today’s episode of cannabis history covers the historical timeline of marijuana, and focuses on the journey it made from the ancient steppes of Russia all the way to the United States of America. We discuss how vicious barbarians were possibly the biggest player in cannabis’ spread, and how our current view of marijuana in the Americas may be flawed.
Ancient China and India have a long, rich history of cannabis use. On this episode, I sit down with Patrick Kohlhagen to discuss the very origins of the marijuana plant, and how the Chinese were the pioneers of some of the most important facets of humanity- including natural medicine. We then travel to India, where we learn about the cannabis beverage bhang, and how the god Shiva loved to drink it during meditation. We then actually try some of this ancient beverage on air, as it was surprisingly delicious.
Today I sit down solo for another episode of Cannabis History- about two ancient weed smoking people- Norsemen of the Viking Age, and the ancient nomads called the Scythians. The Vikings threw a yearly festival full of sex, booze, and weed. The Scythians surrounded themselves with cannabis smoke, instead of bathing. Archaeologists find 2500 year old solid gold bongs.
On this first ever episode of Cannabis History, I sit down solo to examine the “Hearst Hemp Conspiracy.” I will delve into which parts of the legend are fact, and also where the impossibilities lie. Then I expose what I consider to be the real reason cannabis came to be illegal. I also go on to share my often unpopular opinions of the hemp plant.