Wisdom of MY Words

Random Musings & Book Reviews

01 August

Forces of Habit by David T. Cartwright

In 1936 New York City police destroyed 40,000 pounds of cannabis they found growing in the city.

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But cannabis in America was not just a syncopated version of the ganja complex. It was more narrowly geared toward pleasure. Eric Hoffer once observed inspiring leaders cannot create mass movements unless conditions are historically ripe. Mass media played a role in delivering the fake news about drugs, specifically cannabis. No fewer than 72 films released in the US and Europe from 1955 to 1972 contained drug-related episodes and themes.

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