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OPINION | John Dee | Hemp, History, Happy 4/20!

In Blog, Column on 04/20/2017 at 04:20
4/20 is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis and smoking and celebrating cannabis on the date April 20 (Photograph: Psychonaught)

4/20 is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis and smoking and celebrating cannabis on the date April 20 (Photograph: Psychonaught)

Dr John Dee is back and ready to party, as we look at 4/20, once again, only emerging from his haze of smoke long enough to write this article for you, the gentle reader.

Hemp. Before 1937, hemp was the world’s biggest, global crop, with a myriad of resourceful uses. It is an easily grow crop that could have been used, arguably, as an alternative to the petrochemical industry’s stranglehold on this planet, as well as a source for food, textiles and even clothes. Read the rest of this entry »

4/20: Dope Smokers of the World Unite

In News, What's On on 04/19/2015 at 10:15
4/20 has been become popularly recognised as the unofficial world marijuana smoking day (Photograph: Rafael Castillo/Wikimedia)

4/20 has been become popularly recognised as the unofficial global marijuana smoking day (Photograph: Rafael Castillo/Wikimedia)

As is appropriate for any story that involves the wicked weed that is marijuana – even one that only goes back only a few decades – the origins of the term 4/20 is a hazy memory at best, lost in the fog of time, smoke and brain cells I imagine.

But, it won’t stop many people across the globe from unofficially celebrating the growing phenomenon that is 4/20, or rather April 20th, now an annual event that celebrates cannabis and cannabis culture, by rolling up a doobie, sparking the tip and sitting back to relax as the intoxication of this still illegal plant sweeps through their system. Read the rest of this entry »