People Inhaled Cannabis to Get High at Funerals 2,500 Years Ago, New Evidence Suggests

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Humans have been smoking, eating, and wearing cannabis for millennia, and a new study out Wednesday presents some pretty strong evidence of people using it explicitly to get high back during the first century BCE in Central Asia. The paper suggests that the plant could have been cultivated to be more mind-altering and…

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https://gizmodo.com/people-inhaled-cannabis-to-get-high-at-funerals-2-500-y-1835442371

A New Graphic Novel Explores How Racism Made Weed Illegal

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For the last few years, a wave of legislation has been decriminalizing the recreational use of marijuana all across the United States. Cannabis advocates have long said that it should never have been illegal. The story of how the substance became outlawed in the first place combines willful ignorance, petty careerism,…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/a-new-graphic-novel-explores-how-racism-made-weed-illeg-1834116691