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The first recorded use of marijuana as a medicinal drug occurred in 2737 B.C. by Chinese emperor Shen Nung.

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Marijuana has been used as a medicinal drug for achieving euphoria since ancient times. Its use spread from China to India and then to North Africa and reached Europe at least as early as A.D. 500.

The first direct use dates from 2737 BC, in the writings of the Chinese emperor Shen Nung. It found its main use as a medication for rheumatism, gout, malaria, and oddly enough, absent-mindedness. Knowing of its intoxicating properties, the medicinal value was considered more important. In India though it was clearly used recreationally. The Muslims used it recreationally for alcohol consumption. It was the Muslims who introduced hashish, whose popularity spread quickly throughout 12th century Iran and North Africa.

Clinton’s Marijuana Usage

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Clinton’s Marijuana Usage -she was a hippie after all!

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A New Book Makes a Bold Claim About Hillary Clinton’s Marijuana Usage
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The news: A new book claims that potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was an “enthusiastic pot user,” according to a quote from a former law school classmate.

Clinton recently denied ever having tried weed in an interview while promoting her book, claiming, “I didn’t do it when I was young. I’m not going to start now.”

However, after being against decriminalization during her 2008 presidential bid and calling for more research into its medical benefits, this time around, Clinton has recently said, “I think for people who are in extreme medical conditions and who have anecdotal evidence that it works, there should be availability under appropriate circumstances.”

It’s a somewhat noncommittal kind of support, but it is worlds away from her previous opposition to decriminalizing.

With the status quo. If Clinton was an “enthusiastic pot user” in college, she’s not much different from nearly half of the population. According to a 2013 Pew Research poll, 48% of Americans have tried cannabis at some point. Clinton’s political views on the topic are also shifting with the national trend, with amajority of the country in favor of legalization. Her statements signal favorable leadership for the pro-legalization majority.

Insult turned to favor. The book making the claim, Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, is essentially a takedown of both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s political careers. Its timing suggests that it hopes to detract from Clinton’s anticipated 2016 presidential run. However, considering popular public support for marijuana legalization, accusations of pot use may simply make her seem more relatable. All in all, it could mean a higher IQ rating for Clinton and a better chance that we might have a cannabis-supportive president come 2016.

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‘The Weed Fairy’ Visits Seattle, Gives out Pot

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‘The Weed Fairy’ Visits Seattle, Gives out Pot

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SEATTLE May 29, 2014 (AP)

By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press

Associated Press

A woman who calls herself the “Weed Fairy” distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on fliers around a city neighborhood.

The woman, 23-year-old Yeni Sleidi, says she does it to amuse people and to give them a break from everyday stress.

She said 50 fliers had nuggets taped to them.

“People mostly laughed,” Sleidi said Wednesday.

The woman said she first came up with the idea in New York, where she lived during the government shutdown, because several of her friends were affected by it. She wanted to distract them from the stress. Her actions, though, drew plenty of coverage from the media.

“I’m not sure what the thought process was but I thought people would be amused by it,” she said.

The fliers posted in Seattle came with the message: “These are tough times. Take this weed.” Sleidi posted her free marijuana in one of Seattle’s most urban neighborhoods, known for its nightlife and counterculture.

Washington is one of two states that legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.

Sleidi said it was the first time she felt comfortable with attaching her name to her deeds.

“I felt so relaxed about it… I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing it elsewhere in the country,” she said.

A call to the Seattle Police Department to ask about the pot distribution effort was not immediately returned.

Huge marijuana shipment mistakenly sent to auto shop

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Police in Charlotte, N.C., say that 500 pounds of marijuana are off the street thanks to a delivery mix up and a honest businessman.

Miguel Garcia, 35, is a car lover and the owner of Boom Boom Car and Audio, was confused when he received a big package from California at his business.

“The description said chrome accessories and dash kits and that’s basically what we sell. So my first thought was maybe a vendor had sent it to me to resell it,” he told WCNC.

Instead, Garcia found 500 pounds of marijuana, with a listed value of over $250,000.

His sister immediately called police.

“We never had that thought in our head to keep it. It’s one of those things, you have to have do the right thing,” Garcia said.

The quantity was so much that it took officers about an hour to stack up the pot and haul it away.

Police think the shipper never intended that the package be delivered because the instructions left a phone number.

16 Joints I Could Never Roll

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16 Joints I Could Never Roll

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Authorz: Wookwok
Category: Daily Joints, Pics, stoner art
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Date Posted: May 12th, 2014

The art of rolling a joint has become so advanced that it’s hard to be the one who “destroys” it, as the art becomes your remedy. So, since most of this rolled art probably didn’t last much longer than a day or two, I thought I’d feature some of the most creative joints I’ve seen in a while… joints I could never roll!

Yes, that’s right, I never could manage to master the art of rolling a pristine regular joint, let alone joint origami like this; the tiny, delicate paper and my fingers never seemed to cooperate. Hey, at least I can roll a decent blunt! So, in honor of all you skilled paper rollers out there, let’s take a look at some of the best I’ve seen lately…

 

  1. A JOINT

Yes, something as simple as this A-shaped joint is something I could never come up with, but I’m sure it’d pack a healthy punch.

It wouldn’t be too difficult to get it lit, but I have to wonder how that middle section factored in.

Either way I’m sure it was a deliciously-flavored treat, even if they did end up with a chunk of unused greenery at the end of it.

Have any of you smoked a joint like this?
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Here are some descriptions

 

BRAIDED JOINT

The last thing I attempted to braid was my moustache, after growing my beard out for a year, and that didn’t turn out even half as nice as this joint did!

It looks like this baby is holding quite a good amount of herb, and probably took a while to construct.

This is the kind of joint you show up to a party with, and then watch in amazement as it comes apart during your session.

I’d be happy to be toting around this Celtic sword of herbal goodness, but sad to see it go.

 

DOUBLE HEART CROSS JOINT

Now, this bad boy took some serious skill to construct!

Two hearts, intertwined with each other, only to have another joint cross through them in the center, and then be wrapped in thin coils of hash oil.

This was probably as fun to watch burn as it was hard to construct, and I’m sure it knocked quite a few people on their ass!

 

  1. LOLLIPOP JOINT

I wasn’t too sure what to call this one, so I opted for the lollipop joint, because it looks like it’d be a treat for anyone!

I’m sure it was great to watch the circles break apart, and the multiple rings of hash oil would make sure that everyone got that extra flavor boost.

Joints like these wouldn’t last too long, partially because you wouldn’t be able to sit it down without messing up your creation, so you might as well light it up!

 

  1. PEACE SIGN JOINT

This joint symbolizes what everyone feels after finishing off a good joint, but damn would you have to be delicate with this one!

It’d be beautiful to watch it burn, and could probably double as a torch, to help you make your way through the crowd at some festival at night.

It’s not every day you see 5 glowing embers coming out of the same joint but, if you do see such a thing, then you know it’s a good day!

 

  1. DURGA JOINT

OK, so I had to look into what eight-armed creatures were out there, and it looks like this lovely goddess (Durga) is said protect her devotees from all angles.

Now, this would take quite a few lighters to light it evenly, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be long before you felt safe, inside the warm embrace of Mary Jane, in the shape of Durga.

I hope the feet join back together at the bottom, otherwise that’d make for an uncomfortably-close tandem puffing session.

 

  1. EIFFEL TOWER JOINT

Someone was feeling a bit French as they constructed this tower of a joint, which stands pretty well on its own… as it patiently waits for you to smoke it.

This one actually might burn pretty well, but damn would you have to be gentle when you passed it!

I can imagine whoever took part in burning this tower down felt just as high as the Eiffel Tower is tall.

 

  1. HANG LOOSE JOINT

No, this joint doesn’t appear to be rolled loosely, but it does remind you to relax with the universal symbol for “hang loose”, brah.

I’m sure this little beast packed quite a punch when they got to the palm, but I bet ET would have been proud when the fingertips were all lit up.

I dig your style, young grass roller!

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  1. LIGHTNING BOLT JOINT

Now, it’s no shocker that this joint would be a double-barrel of fun, but its simplicity doesn’t make it any less creative in my mind.

I like that it looks like a 2D lightning bolt from this angle, but is actually more like a 3D step in design.

I wonder if they opted to fill each side with a different strain?

That’d make for a lovely blend of smoke in the end…

 

  1. POT LEAF JOINT

Alright, so it doesn’t exactly look like a pot leaf, but I think we all get the idea!

And this bad boy would definitely be a great joint to smoke, but you’re probably going to want to have more than just that one lighter on hand.

 

  1. SCORPION JOINT

Would you let this beautiful joint sting your lips?

Now, I’m not sure how well those little legs turned out, but it looks like this creepy crawly would pack quite a pleasant punch.

Just don’t smoke this one around any paranoid smokers, or they might stamp out your creativity!

 

  1. H-CEPTION JOINT

I had no idea to call this one, but there are at least 10 different H’s hidden in this advanced joint.

I guess it kind of looks like a star fighter or some kind of plane, but who cares what you call it, right?

It’s awesome!

Now, it might suck to light it, but I bet it made for quite the smoke show while it burned on down.

 

  1. HEART JOINT

Now, this joint might not be as advanced as the other heart joint, but I know I wouldn’t be able to roll it, and it’d make a nice gift to a loved one.

Nothing says I love you like a handmade gift that helps you unwind after a long day and, while it might be a little difficult to get started, it probably smoked pretty well.

 

  1. SHERLOCK JOINT

Here’s a joint for the sophisticated smoker, and there is definitely a lot of good herb packed in this baby!

I actually think I’d feel a little fancy puffing on a joint like this, and I like how they left some herb poking out of the top.

But as high as my tolerance is at the moment, I’d probably need a bit of help finishing off a joint like this one.

Where’s Watson when you need him?

 

LADY JOINT

Speaking of fancy, check out this lady…

Who wouldn’t be tempted to put their lips on these gently crafted papers?

Be careful though, you don’t know what she’s packing under that skirt!

That’s about all I managed to scrounge up, but you joint rollers really are a creative group of stoners – keep on creating! Maybe someday you’ll inspire me to practice the craft myself…

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“If You’re Going to San Francisco

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“If You’re Going to San Francisco

IF YOU ARE GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO
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Counterculture of the 1960′
“If You’re Going to San Fransisco…Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.”

The Hippie Lifestyle
The period of the 1960’s was a time of rapid social change and immergence in the United States. A leftist and liberal philosophy within the society, coupled with the powerful anti-Vietnam War movement, made the 1960’s an extremely memorable era. Fueled by the urge to break away from the conservative mindsets of the ideal 1950’s family, the counterculture generation took a stand against such restricting factors. In doing so, the “hippie” culture took root and spread throughout the United States, mainly amongst the young, college students who were attracted to such a free lifestyle. Philosophies such as free love, communal living, and experimentation with various mind-altering drugs were trademark of the hippie lifestyle. Partaking in activities such as these separated the people from the previous churchgoing, family oriented decade and a powerful counterculture developed.

        “If it feels good, do it,” sums the entire attitude of the hippie generation. Each lived a carefree life in which they could express themselves to the fullest and carry on unrestricting customs that were never before seen in society. Constraint of the body as well as the mind was ruled non-cohesive in the beliefs of this new generation. The people wanted to be as free as possible and did so by expressing themselves in unlimited ways. The common characteristics of the hippie were long hair, second-hand, colorful clothing, flowers and beads as well as sandals or bare feet. Sexual experimentation thrived through the culture as free love and casual relations took the place of family values and strict Christian beliefs in a lifetime partnership. 

“The counterculture questioned sexual morality and proposed many different models: extended sexual families, sex orgies, sex-therapy groups, acceptance of homosexuality and, most of all, a positive, joyful celebration of sexuality, as opposed to the uptight morality of the previous generation,” (Miles 13).

The open and free sexuality brought about a huge shift in the culture of the United States. People of the counterculture no longer felt the harsh constrictions of society and they each experienced a strong feeling of liberation because of this. When birth control became readily available to the public, women were given more freedom in their sexuality and this fueled the philosophy of free love. Such freedom among the hippie community sparked questioning of sexual roles and demonstrated how the hippie culture was contributing largely to the change of customs in society.

        As contemporary personal values and beliefs flourished, people of these similar views tended to join together through communal living. Many hippies of the nation migrated to the West coast of the United States after they dropped out of college to express their freedom and beliefs in a nonrestrictive society.

“Searching for a place in which they could feel free to express their political views and creative spirit, many found themselves in California or New York. Most gravitated to a desolate part of San Francisco known as the Haight-Ashbury District. This neighborhood, close to San Francisco, State College, provided homes for many students,” (Hoy 2).

People of the counterculture found communal living beneficial to their personal needs as well as to their essential beliefs. When living with other people who possess the same views and methods of survival, the group generally tends to conflict with one another much less. When people find benefit in easier living, namely in communes, they are able to agree with the people around them, in turn creating a generally peaceful environment. One of the most popular hippie gatherings was in the Haight-Ashbury District in San Francisco, California. Sparked by the opening of a Psychedelic shop that sold books on drugs and oriental philosophy, flutes, beads, and other hippie paraphernalia. The youth of the counterculture were attracted to this and were quickly drawn to the area. The district provided places to live for the growing population of college dropouts and fed the culture that was driving the counterculture of the United States. There are numerous cases, however, in which when not controlled or peaceful, communes can be a negative thing. If not cautious, the commune could turn into a cult. One of the most famous “communes” of the era was under Charles Manson, a crazed murderer and essential madman. He is highly notorious for acts of sodomy, violent murder, rape, and robbery, among numerous other serious felonies (Miles 272). Manson’s cult is prime example of how communal living could be an evil institution. Although there are unfortunate cases such as this, for the most part, communal living was beneficial to the people within the institution and was a peaceful way of sharing the wealth of life.

        Along with free love and revolutionary philosophies, the drug culture was a main and important attribute to the new counterculture of the United States. It was not uncommon for hippies to have marijuana or LSD in their possession. Mind altering drugs were extremely popular amongst the youth culture because they were able to free their minds more effectively.

“While listening to this (psychedelic rock) some hippies smoked marijuana or took LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), a powerful drug that includes hallucinations,” (Hoy 2).

Getting high was the ultimate method for a hippie to release their minds and relieve any sort of impurity or stress in their life. Drugs were a lifestyle, providing income for the majority, usually just enough money for personal marijuana purchase and basic living costs. Rising celebrities, mainly on the rock scene front, such as Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles experimented in the drug culture. Hendrix dabbled heavily in LSD while the Beatles experimented with LSD as well and marijuana on occasion. Paul McCartney of the Beatles answers questions,

“’Do you think you have encouraged your fans to take drugs?’

‘I don’t think it will make any difference. You know, I don’t think it will make any difference. You know, I don’t think my fans are going to take drugs just because I did,’” (Miles 237).

The celebrities claim to not want to directly influence the fans into taking on the drug culture, but were rather experimenting with it for their personal curiosity or interest. Even though marijuana was technically illegal, it was only the rich and famous who were caught and penalized with scandal. This was mostly because the conservative remnants of society rejected the hippie lifestyle and its influence on society as a whole. Conservatives took action and turned events into scandals in order to downplay and discredit the hippie movement. Although drugs such as marijuana and LSD have been illegal, except for medicinal uses, before and during the 1960s, they were not uncommon in the slightest. Drugs were readily available to the common hippie of the 1960s and allowed them to free their mind and experience an alternate way of life.

        The hippie lifestyle matched that of any other new and different way of life, revolutionary and for the most part, popular. The 1960’s was a period in which college students “tune in, turn on, and drop out”, like psychedelic drug research advocate, Timothy Leary states. The revolutionists of the era expressed their New Leftist beliefs by expanding their sexual freedoms, living together in communes, and involving themselves in the powerful drug culture which would allow them to ideally live by their free beliefs. The hippie lifestyle was truly a side of society which effectively expressed and practiced their ways of life alongside the disapproving conservative America of the previous decade.

Stoners Have Better Cognition Than Non-Smokers

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Stoners Have Better Cognition Than Non-Smokers

Stoners Have Better Cognition Than Non-Smokers

            By Mike Adams ·        Mon Mar 17, 2014

Historically, marijuana use has been linked to the deterioration of young brains that often leads to burnout behavior. However, a new study of college students suggests quite the contrary: smoking weed may actually provide a certain level of increased brainpower.

According to researchers from the University of Minnesota, consuming marijuana at an early age does not necessarily lead to poor cognitive function as an adult. In fact, their latest study, published in the March edition of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, researchers say college-aged stoners scored higher on several cognitive function assessments.

“Marijuana users were high functioning, demonstrating comparable IQs to controls and relatively better processing speed,” researchers wrote of their findings.

These results were obtained through the comparative examination of 35 straight-laced sobers and 35 full-blown stoners, all between the ages of 18-20, who reported beginning a personal love affair with marijuana prior to turning 17-years-old.

“Marijuana use during this age span has been most strongly associated with cognitive impairment,” researchers noted.

Overall, researchers say they found no significant difference between the two study groups, specifically when testing memory function and the ability to learn through the spoken word. However, while lifelong stoners scored exceptionally well on various other tests, researchers did record a marginal decrease in scores ranking the group in decision making ability and verbal memory function.

Researchers conclude their study provides, “A comprehensive cognitive profile of college-aged daily marijuana users,” that indicates while using marijuana comes with a few “discreet impairments, youthful consumption of the herb does not necessarily result in adult brain stagnation.

Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.

Americans Believe Marijuana is Safer Than Candy

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Americans Believe Marijuana is Safer Than Candy

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Americans Believe Marijuana is Safer Than Candy

By Mike Adams · Wed Mar 12, 2014
Americans believe sugar is a greater detriment to a person’s health than smoking marijuana! At least that’s the findings in a recent poll, which indicates most of the population would rather “Just Say No” to candy bars than turn down weed.

Although marijuana is still illegal across most of the United States, the federally deemed Schedule I “dangerous substance” is now just as much a household staple in this country as white bread and toilet paper, according to a recent survey by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

That’s because most of the population appears to have finally embraced the leaf, as only 8 percent of the survey respondents said they believed marijuana was more dangerous than sugar – 15 percent stated the popular sweetener was the most destructive substance a person could put into their body.

Incidentally, the poll indicates that despite the commercial appeal of booze and cigarettes, nearly 50 percent of the American population believes tobacco is the most dangerous substance, followed by its beloved barstool companion, booze, ranking in a 24 percent.

In addition, the survey also suggests that most Americans — 57 percent — are now following more marijuana-related news than other mainstream media sensations. In fact, only 44 percent of respondents admitted to being well informed on the subject of Obamacare, while a mere 39 percent claimed to be up-to-speed on the issues between Russia and the Ukraine. Shockingly, only 34 percent admitted to keeping up with news about the controversy surrounding same-sex marriages.

The survey is based on 1,000 nationwide telephone interviews evenly distributed between men and women over the age of 18. It is not known what percentage of the respondents were regular marijuana users. However, we suspect that around 100 of them were either Republicans or just too paranoid to disclose that information over the phone.

Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.

11 US Presidents Who Smoked Marijuana

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11 US Presidents Who Smoked Marijuana

11 US Presidents Who Smoked Marijuana from High Times Magazine

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imagesAH2ZCYS4By Russ Belville · Mon Feb 17, 2014

While we’re really sure about the last three presidents’ history of pot smoking, the historical record is unclear about some of the rest. Here’s a Presidents Day look at the tokers and anti-tokers in the White House.

YES #44 – Barack Obama: The current president wrote about his cocaine and marijuana use as a youth in Hawaii and famously said, “When I was a kid, I inhaled, frequently. That was the point,” when running for president in 2008.

YES #43 – George W. Bush: Dubya was known as a cocaine user in his younger days, but he would never respond to questions about his marijuana use. Later, he told his biographer, Douglas Wead (yes, pronounced like “weed”), “I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.”

YES #42 – Bill Clinton: Slick Willie famously said, “When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and never tried it again,” when asked about his marijuana use. In true Clintonian fashion, he may have been telling the truth. The late Christopher Hitchens, who attended Oxford with Clinton, said Bill had an affinity for pot brownies, so he may not have ever tried “it” (inhaling) ever again.

NO #41 – George H. W. Bush: It’s probably safe to say Poppy Bush never touched a reefer. He is the president who brought us the Drug Czar’s office and closed off the experimental federal medical marijuana program when AIDS victims started applying en masse. On the “scourge” of drugs, Bush specifically called for “intolerance” of drug users and prophetically announced that “Some think there won’t be room for them in jail. We’ll make room.”

NO #40 – Ronald Reagan: Given that he died from Alzheimer’s disease, it is a shame the Gipper wasn’t able to embrace the cannabis medicine that could have protected his brain. Not that he would have used it, since Reagan told us, “I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.”

NO, BUT… #39 – Jimmy Carter: Jimmy Carter says he’s never smoked pot, but there’s no doubt his son Chip did on the roof of the White House with Willie Nelson. Still, Carter was the most progressive president on pot in the War on Drugs era, telling Congress, “I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana.”

NO #37 – Richard Nixon: Tricky Dick is the one who brought us this War on Drugs in the first place. The Nixon Tapes are replete with Nixon’s mix of irrational hatred of marijuana and non-white races and ethnicities, with quotes like, “I want a Goddamn strong statement on marijuana, I mean one that just tears the ass out of them. You know, it’s a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish.”

YES #35 – John F. Kennedy: JFK used marijuana to deal with severe back pain, according to a few written accounts, including “John F. Kennedy: A Biography”, which described this White House scene: “On the evening of July 16, 1962, according to [Washington Post executive] Jim Truitt, Kennedy and Mary Meyer smoked marijuana together. … The president smoked three of the six joints Mary brought to him. At first he felt no effects. Then he closed his eyes and refused a fourth joint. ‘Suppose the Russians did something now,’ he said.”

From President #17 Andrew Johnson to President #34 Dwight Eisenhower, we have almost nothing in the way of historical record of presidents smoking pot. Pre-Civil War America was a land of hemp farmers and slaves who could commonly roll up some hemp leaf as a smoke. Post-Civil War America heralded the development of pre-rolled tobacco cigarettes and prejudice against the Mexican immigrants who smoked “marihuana”. Cannabis was becoming a patent medicine, so perhaps some presidents used it in that fashion. But by the turn of the 20th century, the temperance movement was in full swing and states were beginning to prohibit cannabis. Pot smoking is not likely to be something the late 19th and early 20th century presidents wanted recorded for posterity, if they did it at all.

NO #16 – Abraham Lincoln: The internet abounds with people claiming Honest Abe loved “a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.” Hohner didn’t make harmonicas until two years after the alleged quote and didn’t export them to America from Germany until 1868, four years after Abe’s assassination. Also, that oft-cited “Prohibition… goes beyond the bound of reason…” Lincoln quote? It’s a fake, written by a former mayor of Atlanta in 1922 to court black voters to oppose alcohol prohibition. That doesn’t necessarily mean Lincoln didn’t partake; we just have no proof that he did.

YES #14 – Franklin Pierce: One of three military men to become president who enjoyed smoking marijuana with the troops fighting the Mexican-American War. In a letter to his family, Pierce wrote that marijuana smoking was “about the only good thing” about the war.

YES #12 – Zachary Taylor: Another of the three military men who smoked marijuana with the troops.

YES #7 – Andrew Jackson: Third of the three military men whose letters referred to smoking marijuana with the troops.

YES #5 – James Monroe: Openly smoked hashish while he was Ambassador to France and continued smoking it until his death at age 73.

YES #4 – James Madison: The “Father of the Constitution” claimed that hemp gave him the insight to create a new democratic nation.

YES #3 – Thomas Jefferson: In addition to farming hemp, Jefferson was Ambassador to France during the hashish era there. At risk of imprisonment if caught, Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China known for their potency to America. However, as far as our research takes us, he never said or wrote, “Some of my finest hours have been spent sitting on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”

YES #1 – George Washington: The father of our country kept meticulous diaries, wherein he noted “Sowed hemp at muddy hole by swamp” away from the hemp he grew for fiber. “Began to separate the male from female plants at do [sic –rather too late” and “Pulling up the (male) hemp. Was too late for the blossom hemp by three weeks or a month” indicates he was going for female plants with higher THC content. There is also indication he used hemp preparations to deal with his toothaches.

“Radical” Russ Belville is the host of “The Russ Belville Show.”

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Top 25 Pot Songs Of All Time

TOP 25 POT SONGS

Top 25 Pot Songs Of All Time

        Tue Feb 18, 2014
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THE MARIJUANA ANTHEMS! HIGH TIMES Presents the Top 25 Pot Songs:

1. PETER TOSH “Legalize It” (1976) “Don’t criticize it,” Tosh toked. He criticized the Jamaican government and paid for it with his life in 1987. Updated by Sublime on HEMPILATION.

2. BOB MARLEY — “Kaya” (1978) Marley’s most famous ganja tune was written in the late ’60s with the help of Lee “Scratch” Perry, but wasn’t released as an album until the late ’70s.

3. BOB DYLAN — “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35″ (1966) The song’s chorus, “Everybody must get stoned,” makes you forget about those rainy day women, whatever numbers they’re high on. Updated by the Black Crowes on HEMPILATION and Cypress Hill on Temples of Boom.

4. BLACK SABBATH — “Sweet Leaf” (1971) “You give me a new belief,” Ozzy Osbourne espoused in this pre-metal glorification of ganja. Updated by Sacred Reich on HEMPILATION.

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5. RICK JAMES — “Mary Jane” (1978) “It’s my main thang,” James sang. “I love you Mary Jane.” The funkiest ode to pot . . . ever.

6. CAB CALLOWAY — “Reefer Man” (1932) “Have you ever met that funny, funny reefer man?” was the question posed in this period piece, recorded by Cab Calloway and many others.

7. BREWER & SHIPLEY — “One Toke Over the Line” (1971) The highest-charting pot tune of the ’70s is the song the Grateful Dead should’ve written. Updated by the Rainmakers and Brewer & Shipley on HEMPILATION 2.

8. MUSICAL YOUTH — “Pass the Dutchie” (1982) Also a Top 10 hit, this remake of the Mighty Diamonds’ “Pass the Kutchie” came courtesy of five British youths.

9. DAVID PEEL — “I Like Marijuana” (1968) The master marijuana minstrel championed pot to the tune of 1961’s “Peanut Butter.” Updated by the 360’s and David Peel on HEMPILATION and Technohead as “I Wanna Be a Hippie.”

10. NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE — “Panama Red” (1973) Peter Rowan’s smuggler tale harkens back to the days when the best weed came from Latin American.

11. FRATERNITY OF MAN — “Don’t Bogart Me” (1969) Better known as “Don’t Bogart That Joint,” this originally appeared on the Easy Rider soundtrack, was popularized by Little Feat and earned an update by Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise on HEMPILATION 2.

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12. RITA MARLEY — “One Draw” (1981) Also written by Bob Marley, the song’s catchy refrain, “I wanna get high,” served as the basis for Cypress Hill”s 1993 version.

13. CYPRESS HILL — “Stoned Is the Way of the Walk” (1991) Hip-hop nation’s highest band put themselves on the map with this stoner masterpiece

14. LEROY “STUFF” SMITH — “If You’re A Viper” (1937) This reefer-jazz classic was recorded by numerous artists, renamed “Reefer Song” by Fats Waller and updated by Wayne Kramer on HEMPILATION 2.

15. BLACK UHURU — “Sinsemilla” (1980) “I’ve got a stalk of sinsemilla in my pocket,” Michael Rose exhaled on the chorus to one of reggae’s most enduring ganja classics.

16. REDMAN — “How to Roll a Blunt” (1992) Named for the HIGH TIMES centerfold featuring Cypress Hill, Redman took blunt-smoking to new heights.

17. DASH RIP ROCK — “(Let’s Go) Smoke Some Pot” (1995) This New Orleans trio transformed Bill Haley’s “At the Hop” into a veritable stoner anthem.

18. COMMANDER CODY & HIS LOST PLANET AIRMEN — “Seeds & Stems (Again)” (1971) A country weeper complete with tears-in-your-beer steel guitar that’s both heartfelt and parody, as the Commander sings, “I’m proud to be a toker from Muskogee.”

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19. STEPPENWOLF — “Don’t Step On the Grass, Sam” (1968) A stab at a government that prohibits pot, this was one of Steppenwolf’s most political tunes. Updated by Gov’t Mule on Hempilation.

20. MURPHY’s LAW — “Big Spliff” (1990) New York’s premiere hardcore band were the first ’90s rockers to support pot legalization with tunes such as this one.

21. LOUIS ARMSTRONG — “Muggles” (1928) Before pot was illegal, it was known as gage, mezz and muggles to a coterie of weed-smoking jazz cats like Armstrong. The great trumpet player and founder of jazz wrote this instrumental with pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines.

22. NEIL YOUNG — “Roll Another Number (For the Road)” (1975) This road-trippers’ anthem is one of several weed-friendly tunes from the former member of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

23. TOYES — “Smoke Two Joints” (1991) Covered by Sublime and Norman Nardini, the Toyes’ wake & bake anthem is an underground reggae favorite.

24. TOM PETTY — “You Don’t Know How It Feels” (1994) This Top 10 hit was censored by MTV and radio stations because of the repeated lyric, “Let’s get to the point and roll another joint.”

25. TRADITIONAL — “La Cucaracha” The theme song of the Mexican revolution contains the memorable lyric, “Marijuana que fumar” (smoke marijuana).

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HONORABLE MENTION Certain songs, like Donovan’s “Mellow Yellow,” the Association’s “Along Comes Mary” (1966) and Peter, Paul & Mary’s “Puff the Magic Dragon (1963), have long been associated with marijuana, but actually were not pot songs per se. Outcries about these songs at the time of their releases, however, requires us to give them honorable mention. Also deserving honorable mention are all songs with the word “high” or “stoned” in the title, such as the Byrds’ “Eight Miles High” (1966), Sly and the Family Stone’s “I Wanna Take You Higher” (1968), Paul McCartney’s “Hi, Hi, Hi” (1972), Van Morrison’s “And It Stoned Me” (1971) and Ray Charles’ “Let’s All Get Stoned” (1964). Special mention to the Beatles’ for advising us “to smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot” at the end of “I Am the Walrus” (1969).

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List written and compiled by Greg Casseus, Steve Bloom, Steven Wishnia, John Holmstrom, Chris Simunek and Mike Edison.

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