How African (Cannabis) Folk Medicine Came to the U.S.

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The rich and complicated history of our black brothers and sisters gets even more rich and more complicated when it comes to cannabis. Becca offers some pearls on the connection between Africans and cannabis being brought to the Americas.

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References:

Marijuana in Magic & Religion by Chris Bennett, Lynn Osburn, Judy Osburn. 1995

Smoke Signals by Martin Lee, 2012

Dr. Carl Sagan speculates in his book, the Dragons of Eden (1986), that marijuana may have been the first crop planted by stone age man, using the primitive lifestyle of pygmies of the Kalahari region in southwest Africa, planted marijuana to use for religious purposes.

The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/29/opinion/high-time-the-injustice-of-marijuana-arrests.html

The War on Marijuana Has a Latino Data Problem
https://www.aclu.org/blog/war-marijuana-has-latino-data-problem

Marijuana Medicine by Christian Rätsch, 1998

The Booming Marijuana Industry Is Still Too White
http://mic.com/articles/133336/the-booming-marijuana-industry-is-still-too-white#.6TMKyLkqb

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