That Time Twitter Spat Out the Ultimate Cannabis Reading List

Credit: Forbes Twitter is mostly there to manipulate our emotions, harvest our data, and sabotage our politics. But the other day it actually did something pretty cool: it produced one of the best reading lists on cannabis I’ve seen in a while. Forbes writer Katie Shapiro got things started by Tweeting a link to her own listContinue reading “That Time Twitter Spat Out the Ultimate Cannabis Reading List”

Hemp for Victory: A Brief History – Part 2

In early 1944, while his countrymen still fought the Axis powers abroad, Senator Guy Gillette (D-IA) prepared for a political battle on the home front. Its first rumblings came from his constituents in the Heartland, but Gillette’s fight would be in the halls of Congress, and it would be over the government’s wartime hemp program.Continue reading “Hemp for Victory: A Brief History – Part 2”

Hemp for Victory: A Brief History – Part 1

Despite being one of the most important wartime projects in national history, the US government’s World War II hemp program (1942-45), often referred to as “Hemp for Victory,” is still not well understood. Few professional historians have paid much attention to it, leaving cannabis activists and other non-professionals to fill the void. This activist literatureContinue reading “Hemp for Victory: A Brief History – Part 1”