Episode 19: A Brief History of Why Cannabis was Banned in the US Nearly 80 Years Ago


On election night in the U.S., 8 out of 9 states passed ballots legalizing recreational or medical marijuana use. We are now emerging from the propaganda campaign initiated in 1937 when marijuana use was demonized and fear was instilled in the public's mind. Prior to that, cannabis was widely prescribed medicine--a staple in every doctor's kit, and the hemp plant was used for everything from fuel to rope. Hear the history of how and why this happened.