Blogees! You already know I’m supa dupa geeked.
This is going to be our first 420 together! And best believe I’m bringing flowers. Cannabis flower, of course!
Since 420 is officially in the future, let’s start with the past. How cannabis got to this point of needing decriminalization, new policies, etc. Harry muthafuckin Anslinger.
I’ve mentioned him before. The sly fox who couldn’t stretch alcohol prohibition so he switched the focus on over to cannabis. Well, I won’t recap his mess, but I do want you all to meet Mr. Samuel R. Caldwell, the first person convicted of selling cannabis.
In 1937 (ON the day the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act was enacted) he was arrested for selling 2 joints. TWO JOINTS. His sentence? FOUR YEARS HARD LABOR and $1000 fine. One year after serving the full sentence, he passed. What a way to go.
And of course, the person buying had to pay the price too, right? Meet Moses Baca, 26 years old, the first person to get arrested for possessing cannabis under the act, served 18 months.
I know what you’re thinking, what’s with the history lesson? This is the week of the stoner, where’s the weed porn?
Well blogees, you know I love all that, but education comes first. It’s crucial we all understand the path cannabis law has taken so that we can PREVENT that type of legislating from now on.
So, of course I’m going to bring the goods. I’ve got a great #WCW, some new apps, even a few new strains.
AAAAND for my Chicago readers (because that’s where I be lol) got some great events for this Friday.
IF you or someone you know is interested in becoming a medical cannabis patient in Illinois, comment below. I’d love to help! And for the rest of my lovely loyals, make sure to head to NORML.org where you can get all the info for YOUR state regarding advocacy, latest cannabis news, and your local chapter!
“Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.” —Thomas Jefferson. Doesn’t it suck that he owned slaves?