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On Monday, July 24, 1967, The Beatles (yes The Beatles) call for the legalization of marijuana in a full-page advertisement entitled “The law against marijuana is immoral in principle and unworkable in practice” that appeared in The Times newspaper. It was supported by 64 of the most prominent members of British society including the band and Brian Epstein, their manager. An excerpt from the advertisement reads as follows:
“The herb Cannabis sativa, known as ‘Marijuana’ or ‘Hashish’, is prohibited under the Dangerous Drugs Act. (1965) The maximum penalty for smoking cannabis is ten years’ imprisonment and a fine of £1,000 – Yet informed medical opinion supports the view that cannabis is the least harmful of pleasure-giving drugs, and is, in particular, far less harmful than alcohol. Cannabis is non-addictive, and prosecutions for disorderly behavior under its influence are unknown.”1
A little girl, me, was born 41 days later, on September 3, 1967 – Virgo’s rule! I suppose it was the notion of many in that era. My dad smoked, a lot. He was not my biological father but I did not know that at the time. That is a story for another time – he raised me until his death in 1980, when I was 13 years old. Anyway, let’s back to the memories. I should warn you that what I am about to tell you may be alarming for some. It may offend and perhaps enrage you.
When I was around nine years old, we lived in a very small house and did not have much money. I remember dressing in bell bottom plaid pants and a Christmas picture of my little brother with a hole in his britches but excitement in his eyes as he was going to check his stocking, kinda reminded me of the Coppertone Kid. The house had rats. We once slept in the bathtub as we listened to the traps going off one after the other. My dad loved pot smoking music, as I like to call it, like Harry Chapin and Deep Purple. He was forever sprawled on the couch with these huge headphones on in his own little chilled world. He grew Marijuana. In fact, he once made my little brother and I share a room so he could use the other to hang and dry his six foot plants. I am not entirely sure what he did with them afterwards but what I do know is that it made the whole house wreak. The odor is quite distinctive, not easily forgotten.
Why have I told you this story? It is just an illustration of the mindset of the times. Along with many things throughout history, trends change. There will always be good trends and there will always be bad ones but many of them we will remember. Changes will inevitably become our future and the future is now, embrace them.
1 SOMA. (1967, July 24). The law against marijuana is immoral in principle and unworkable in practice. Retrieved from https://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/07/24/the-beatles-call-for-the-legalisation-of-marijuana/
We are not one-sided. With every pro, there are also cons – we will discuss those too, from legal issues and political opinions to myths and stereotypes. After all, I don’t believe that anyone can make an informed decision without knowing the facts.
It has been said that knowledge is power. Here at Cannabis World, we want to give YOU the knowledge so that YOU can be powerful.
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All the best,
The Cannabis Queen