Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The recent verdict by the Obama administration rejecting the reclassification of marijuana reminded me of Larry "Ratso" Sloman's book, Reefer Madness, which charts the history of marijuana, starting with George Washington's experiments with hemp. There was a very funny scene in the movie, Dazed and Confused, where one of the characters expounds on Washington toking pot. I suppose nothing went further to demonize this long-used drug than the film, Reefer Madness, from which Sloman took the title of his book.