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The Super-Charged Story of Marijuana

THE SUPER CHARGED STORY OF MARIJUANA 1611. 1800s King James I makes production of hemp, needed for rigging on English war ships, mandatory in the American colony of Virginia. Cannabis in the form of tinctures is common in American pharmacies. The widespread availability of aspirin by 1900 effectively ends the market for them. -1983 1937 1930s Indoor Marijuana Horticulture, by Jorge Cervantes, is one of the first indoor grow guides published. The federal government outlaws marijuana, pushing the growth and sales underground. The press begins to link the drug with crime and Mexican immigrants. Often fueled by anti-Mexican sentiment, states begin to outlaw the drug, California being the first. Free of the regulations of industrial farming, the number of strains eventually created is estimated to be at around R. 700,000 COPIES SOLD TO DATE 2,000. .1991 California's first medical marijuana dispensary, the Cannabis Buyers Club, opens in San Francisco, in part to provide marijuana to those suffering from AIDS. PROP 215* 1998 1996 Clean Medical marijuana is legalized in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. Proposition 215 passes, making California the first state to legalize medical marijuana. OAKST CAN NA Green ńĆERTIFIED $4 2004 An independent BIS program called Clean Green $ $ $ $ $ UNIVERSITY provides a seal of approval to marijuana growers 2006 - 2007 using organic standards. The worth of California's total annual Oaksterdam University opens, marijuana crop (medical and illegal) is estimated at $1I4 billion. That is 7 times as valuable as California's wine industry. providing students with lessons on how to grow marijuana, how to set up dispensaries and collectives, and how to navigate California law. PROP k 19 * 2010 Proposition 19, an attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in California, lost at the polls. SUPER CHARGED 46.5% vs. 53.5% HOW OUTLAWS, HIPPIES, AND SCIENTISTS REINVENTED MARIJUANA AT $1,500 A POUND, MARIJUANA IS STILL 3 TIMES AS EXPENSIVE AS TRUFFLES. 2012 As of September, 17 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana. 7 states have pending legislation. JIM RENDON AFUN RIDE THROUGH THE POT SUBCULTURE -GARY RIVLINthor of re USAdh N Get BrG TIMBER PRESS Sources: SUPER-CHARGED: HOW OUTLAWS, HIPPIES, AND SCIENTISTS REINVENTED MARIJUANA by Jim Rendon, Medicalmarijuana.procon.org, Norml.org www.timberpress.com AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD %24

The Super-Charged Story of Marijuana

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A timeline of the history of marijuana in the United States based the book, Super-Charged: How Outlaws, Hippies, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana by Jim Rendon

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