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Rastafari: The Secret History of the Marijuana Religion
A very thorough cover of the history of Rastafarianism; not as much mention of the importance of marijuana as the title promises.
Marijuana And Other Rasta Symbols
A more specific article on the use of marijuana in Rasta rituals.
OK “Unusual Facts About Marijuana” was my original query. Let’s see where it leads me 🙂
This passage on this page:
The reason marijuana is illegal is because in the 30’s cotton growers lobbied against hemp farmers. They thought that the hemp growing would just be competition for them. However, the argument has become the fact that marijuana is not as addictive as caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
led me to look up some hemp history, which led me to this page:
This is a very interesting and in-depth article on the growth and use of hemp in the past, errors in grammar and spelling notwithstanding. It does not, however, address the cotton vs hemp controversy. I may have to look into that more deeply one day.
Anyway, back to the original search…
Also contains some very interesting facts, with references. One of my favorites:
The psychoactive side effects of THC in small doses include loss of inhibition, elation, and a distorted sense of time. The drug can also cause increased visual sensitivity and heightened imagination.
This one is very informative and the facts address many of the common misunderstandings about marijuana. The order and presentation of the facts leads to a valid argument for the legalization of marijuana. One fact I found interesting was this:
The only crime most marijuana users commit is using marijuana. The U. S. Shafer Commission report was the most comprehensive study ever undertaken on the subject. It found that marijuana smokers “tend to be under represented” in violence and in crime, especially when compared to users of alcohol, amphetamines and barbiturates.
Let’s see what we find:
Here I decided to change my query to “Marijuana Timeline”
Medical Marijuana ProCon.Org – Historical Timeline
This is a very thorough timeline of the history of medical marijuana. A fascinating read!
Narconon International – History of marijuana & cannabis use and abuse
They’re against it, but their history is extremely detailed and shows how prevalent the use of marijuana has been over the centuries.
UKCIA.org – A Cannabis Chronology
This one is absolutely fascinating! A must-read for any proponent for legalizing marijuana.