Afternoon in an agave plantation at Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo credit: twenty20photos. The U.S. Hispanic community and cannabis have had a long and complicated history. Between 1963 and 1984, American scholars came up with the “Mexican hypothesis,” which helped fuel early racist cannabis laws. More specifically, according to the Social History of Alcohol and … [Read more...] about How the National Hispanic Cannabis Council Will Change Cannabis.
2018 New York City Pride March. Photo Credit: ABC News. A Tragic Beginning The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Agender (LGBTQIA+) community is tied to cannabis as a result of the AIDS crisis. Before the immune disorder that ravaged the U.S. even had its name, it had affected 335 people and killed 136. Since it initially seemed to … [Read more...] about The LGBTQIA+ Community and the Cannabis Movement: a Longstanding Relationship
An entheogen, according to the Oxford Dictionary is a chemical substance, typically of plant origin, that is ingested to produce a non ordinary state of consciousness for religious or spiritual purposes. Cannabis is more than simply a drug or a plant. It is one of the most historically prevalent entheogens, and its influence throughout history is quite … [Read more...] about Entheogen: Cannabis
While the exact history of cannabis is incomplete, historians trace its use back thousands of years to cultural rituals. Some religious factions even used the plant as medicine. From treating female weakness, to ordaining priests and achieving higher levels of happiness, humans have used the ancient remedy to better their minds and bodies for centuries. Ancient Chinese … [Read more...] about Cannabis: an Ancient Remedy
From ancient Egyptians, to Vikings, and into the modern day, humans have consumed cannabis to get high and as medicine since at least 500 B.C. One plant has traveled throughout the world with quite a fight as lawmakers try to prevent their citizens from roaming freely with cannabis. Now, that is changing. Here is a look into the history of cannabis and the roadblocks it … [Read more...] about The History of Cannabis: a Timeline of one Plant Throughout the Years