“Cannabis was outlawed in the 1920s as part of a broader prohibition against drugs such as opium and cocaine. To drive home the alleged “threat” weed posed to society, major “reefer madness” style propaganda campaigns were mounted.
They were over the top, packed with misinformation and just dumb as hell. And, well, they worked.
Canada is a different country today. We’re on the cusp of legalizing cannabis for recreational use. So we’re over pot panic, right?
Unfortunately evidence of that mindset remains.”Feature | by Gregory Beatty | Prairie Dog
To find more details, read the article Welcome To Cannabis Country by Prairie Dog.