Marijuana, cannabis, and hemp have been a part of America’s history since the beginning. So why did it have a negative stigma attached to it in the 20th century?
On this episode, we’ll learn about who campaigned to make marijuana illegal, how racism was the driving force behind that campaign, and why Richard Nixon’s administration used racism to begin the War on Drugs in the 1970s.
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