Marijuana Was Legal At the Federal Level In The Sixties

This one is right out of Old Hippie’s infamous stash of little-known facts. In the process of doing some historical research, I found some interesting tidbits. Today is, at least according to one source, exactly 75 years since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the dangerous and illegal Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, based largely […]

Snoop Gets Dogged By The Fuzz

Literally just hours after the mainstream media picked up on a month-old interview with Snoop Dogg in which he said he wanted to smoke up President Obama in the White House and get him to legalize marijuana, the news came out that Snoop himself was busted on Saturday. This happened right near where Willie Nelson was […]

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Ask Old Hippie: How Has Marijuana Changed Since The Sixties?

Nugs? Buds? Never heard of them. All we ever saw was ground-up powdery stuff or crushed leaves (and twigs, and seeds…often all mushed together in what’s called “brick” today). Sometimes we saw little pieces of crushed flower, and we were amazed: it was actual proof that it came from an actual plant! Even on the […]

Mexican Army Finds 300 Acres Of 8-Foot Marijuana Plants

Reuters reports that a huge grow operation was found in Baja California, involving a crew of “dozens of men” and an estimated yield of over 130 tons of marijuana. They claim it’s the single largest “plantation” ever found in Mexico, a country already known for growing large quantities of weed and our top importing country. […]

“States Should Make Their Own Decisions”: Obama

Last Thursday, members of Congress submitted HB 2306, a bill that would end Federal prohibition of marijuana completely and allow each state to decide whether they wanted to ban it, regulate it, or simply legalize it. There’s been quite a lot of discussion since then about how it would work, whether it would work, it’s never […]

Eight States Have Banned Tylenol In Anti-Marijuana Hysteria

It’s called the Law Of Unintended Consequences, also known as “what happens when a bunch of ignorant legislators try to interfere with people’s lives without having a clue.” According to a press release apparently from the Retail Compliance Association (a trade association for sellers of “synthetic marijuana”, a.k.a. “spice”), eight states, including Texas, Wisconsin, and […]

Safe, Legal Access To Marijuana Is A Basic Human Right

…and it says so right in the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Sounds pretty good […]