Orgies, devil men, knife-wielding maniacs: A history of cannabis in California

“California was home to the Haight-Ashbury counterculture movement, the Grateful Dead and Cheech & Chong. It’s also the home state of Richard Nixon, who birthed the modern drug war, and Ronald Reagan, the president who made Nixon’s war metaphor all too literal. Today, we’ll look at cannabis in California up until about the late 1960s.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2018/01/09/orgies-devil-men-and-knife-wielding-maniacs-a-quick-history-of-cannabis-hysteria-in-california/

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