Tag: Anslinger

  • Who Discovered THC?  Setting the Record Straight

    Anyone who delves into cannabis history, in pulp form or online, will have read that THC, the molecule and its specific structure, was discovered in 1964 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by Israeli researcher, Raphael Mechoulam and his associates.  Cannabis Culture calls him ‘The Man.”  If books aren’t your favourite, do a Google search on who discovered THC and you will see this fact for yourself.  Until […]

  • And Now For Something Completely Historical: Updating Reefer Madness

    Many readers will be familiar with the story of America’s War on Drugs. As most of us know it, the story goes something like this. Following political upheavals in Mexico in 1910, large numbers of Mexicans immigrated to the US, especially to the Southwest. For predictable reasons, the immigrants became objects of contempt. They spoke […]