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Hunter S. Thompson Ran for Sheriff on a ‘Free Weed’ Platform—and Almost Won

Fifty years ago, in a campaign for sheriff, Hunter Thompson called for cannabis legalization, aggressive environmental protection, and an end to abusive policing and corruption in government. We should have listened.

Barney Frank Was Into Legalization, Gay Marriage Wicked Early

Reform happens slow, then fast, says the Congressman from Massachusetts who championed gay marriage and legal weed waaaay before it was cool.

Chronic Chronology: Great Moments in 4/20 History

Fire one up and hop on the bus for a detour-laden timeline of 4/20 throughout cannabis history.

Meet Bob Snodgrass, the Hippie Deadhead Who Invented Heady Glass

Meet Bob Snodgrass, the glassblower whose proliferative techniques gave rise to a new wave of cannabis craftsmanship in the form of gorgeous, artistic pipes.

Debunking the Top Stereotypes in Cannabis Culture

Cannabis culture has come a long way, but there are still misconceptions about consumers. Here are some stoner stereotypes that need to go extinct.

Check out Hemp Across Human History in This Timeline

From the central Asian steppes, to the halls of US Congress—here's 11 highlights of hemp’s history.

5 Cannabis Smugglers Who Changed the Game

Just as we rightly celebrate cannabis growers today, the heroes of a bygone era were outlaw smugglers with the gumption to go wherever cannabis was cheap and plentiful and come back with the good stuff in tow.

America’s War on Drugs Has Been Racist for a Century

The drug war didn't start with the Nixon or Reagan administrations. Its history dates back nearly a hundred years—to the advent of the US Border Patrol.

Strain or Song: Which ‘Purple Haze’ Came First?

"Purple Haze" is probably one of the most iconic names in both cannabis strains and rock songs. But, which one came first?

Hawaiian Shores to California Beaches: Surf Culture and Cannabis in the US

Hawaiian surf culture meets cool California buds in this breif history of catching waves and toking up.

What Are You Smoking? Episode 37: Cannabis History With David Bienenstock

Veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock visits the What Are You Smoking podcast to discuss what everyone should know about cannabis history.

Medicating in Wartime: The Cannabis Legacy of Vietnam Veterans

On the anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Vietnam veterans recall how cannabis helped them survive war and its aftermath.

The Long, Strange History of 4/20, the Global Cannabis Holiday

San Rafael high school students, a treasure map, Deadheads, and cannabis activists created a holiday. Now where should we take it?

What Are You Smoking? Episode 17: ‘Headband & Chemmy Jones, Sugar Foot!’

This week the WAYS team wraps its head around Headband from Black Label Cannabis, dips into some dabs from Dorado Extracts, and announces the release of Leafly's first book.

What Are You Smoking? Episode 16: ‘Like Stoney Gogurt? For Shizzle’

This week the WAYS crew does a little Do-Si-Dos with Royal Tree Gardens, and Ted Youngs from Pure Joy Family Farm stops by to talk about his farm’s take on healthy edibles.

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