Category: Wake & Bake Feature

MIT Press Reader: A Brief Global History of the War on Cannabis

I want a Goddamn strong statement on marijuana … I mean one on marijuana that just tears the ass out of them. … By God we are going to hit the marijuana thing, and I want to hit it right square in the puss. … I want to hit it, against legalizing and all that sort of thing.—Richard Nixon, 37th president of the United States

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Article: Hashish replaces poppy as Afghan farmers’ illegal crops

China’s Xinhua report that Afghan poppy farmers are moving out of poppy growing and into the hashish market. Farmer, Abdul Ahad told Xinhua “The price of 1 sir (7 kg) wheat is 150 afghanis (1.92 U.S. dollars), while 1 kg hashish costs 3,000 to 6,000 afghanis (38.34 to 76.68 dollars) depending on its quality,”

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