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History of the Marijuana Laws
The History of the Marijuana Laws in the United States by Charles Whitebread - A Speech to the California Judges Association 1995 annual conference An excellent, and funny history of how we got our current drug laws.
The Forbidden Fruit and the Tree of Knowledge: An Inquiry into the Legal History of American Marijuana Prohibition by Professor Richard J. Bonnie & Professor Charles H. Whitebread, II -- The first major study ever done of the legal history of the marihuana laws.
The History of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 by David F. Musto, MD
Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 - Transcripts from congressional hearings and conferences
Marijuana, The First 12,000 Years by Ernest Abel
Fitz Hugh Ludlow Hypertext Library of Historical Documents on Hemp
Historical and Literary References to Hemp - 30 Pages of references from lots of sources to give you a picture of hemp through history.
Historical and Literary References to Hemp - Part 2 - 15 more pages of references.
Hugh Downs commentary on hemp ABC News, NY, 11/90:
Hemp For Victory - By the US Department of Agriculture, 1942
This is the transcript of the film done by the USDA to encourage farmers to grow hemp (marijuana) during World War II, because it was a vital resource for such uses as ropes, heavy cloth, etc.
New Billion-Dollar Crop - Hemp- Popular Mechanics, February, 1938
Graphic Image of The New Billion Dollar Crop article (about 500K)
Pinch Hitters for Defense - Popular Mechanics, December, 1941
Marijuana and the Bible by The Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church
This pamphlet is more than just a religious tract. It includes a long series of historical, literary, and biblical references to marijuana and the beliefs of the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church.
Hemp article, from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th ed. (1910-1911)
Hemp article - from the Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1856
The Assassins by Philip K. Hitti - A short discussion of the Hashishins, who have often been used as the historical example of the association between hashish (marijuana) and violence.
The Tale of Two Hashish-Eaters (Traditional) From 1001 Arabian Nights
The Tale of the Hashish Eater - From 1001 Arabian Nights
A Short Hemp History, The Story you were never told in school By John Birrenbach, Founder, The Institute for Hemp
The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1934 - relating to cannabis
Marijuana and the Pygmies - Carl Sagan's idea about how marijuana may have triggered human civilization.
Slavery in the Hemp Industry - Excerpted from A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky by James F. Hopkins (Lexington: University of Kentucky, 1951), pp. 4, 24-30, 132-40, 196.
The Fabulous Feats of the Futtering Freebooters -- from The Cradle of Erotica
On indications of the Hachish-vice in the Old Testament By C. CREIGHTON, M.D., *London*. From: JANUS, Archives internationales pour l'Histoire de la Medecine et la Geographie Medicale, Huitieme Annee, 1903, p. 241-246
Orgies of the Hemp Eaters, From the New York Herald, Friday, March 15, 1895
The Discovery of Hashish from Victor Robinson, *An Essay on Hasheesh* (New York, 1912) p.23
Cannabis Fluid Extract - From the Parke, Davis & Company 1929-1930 physicians' catalog.
A Crop for the Duration is . . . HEMP IN ILLINOIS - : January, 1943 - The Illinois Agriculturist Author: Larry Mowers '45 Page: 56
Hemp: Extension of the Industry to Other States - 1913 Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture
Hemp: Soils Suited to Hemp - 1913 Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture
Grow Hemp for War (World War II Poster)
Assassin of Youth (Marijuana poster)
Reefer Club (Marijuana Novel Cover)
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Marihuana, A Signal of Misunderstanding - The Report of the US National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
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