Today In Fact, 2 September

I last smoked weed at a New Year’s Eve beach party in 1979, just two weeks before I was drafted to the South African Army. I was so stoned by the admixture of Durban poison and liberal quantities of Pina Colada that I missed the New Year celebrations and woke-up on a beach at dawn. I

vowed never to touch the stuff again.

I mention this because today in 1937, the United States banned marijuana. The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed by Congress and signed into law by Teddy Roosevelt.

It has been argued by avid dope activists, when such persons are able to string the words together, that the anti-dope law was passed to reduce the production of marijuana and hemp pulp so that the Mellon, Du Pont and Hearst business empires could make a killing from paper pulp used in the newspaper industry.

Is there a place for in our society for marijuana?

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer ( )