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Hemp 103: 1940-2008 How ignorance and prejudicial politics continued to suppress cannabis

Posted by ROBERT KOSSACK on

In Hemp 103 we discuss how the government began encouraging farmers to grow hemp during World War II, how President Richard Nixon sought the passage of the Controlled Substances Act leading to marijuana being classified a Schedule I drug, how the Controlled Substances Act was passed as a means of disrupting the anti-Vietnam War protest movement and the black community, how our politicians failed to follow the advice of expert panels when it came to drug policy, and how a trillion dollars was wasted financing the War on Drugs.