The History Channel’s ‘Marijuana: A Chronic History’ *Video*

The fight against drug use in America has been going on since the turn of the last century but the term “War on Drugs” only became part of our national dialogue in 1970 when it was first used by President Richard Nixon. The President later formed the DEA and started a push to outlaw drugs of all kinds. Among the most discussed drugs in this war is Marijuana. This special will look at the storied and strange history of Marijuana in America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KntTf_NgR60

This two-hour History Channel pot doc from Wholly Cow Productions covers the usual territory featuring familiar talking heads. Here’s the breakdown:

In the pro-marijuana corner:
Melissa Etheridge, Allen St. Pierre, Steve DeAngelo, Top CelebStoners Doug Benson and Joe Rogan, Jeff Miron, Hal Sparks, Mitch Earleywine, Marc Kleiman, Larry Sloman, Dale Sky Jones, Chris Bliss, William Leahy, David Lampach

In the anti-drug corner:
Gil Kerlikowske, Sheriff Gary Philip, Graham Hill, John Redman, Dr. Charles Sophy, Kim Raney, Joe Stewart, Nate Holden, Alexandra Datig, Alison Triessl, Paul V. Gallegos

Segments:
1. Emerald Triangle, Humboldt County
2. Overview
3. Jamaica, Portugal, Amsterdam
4-5. History
6-8. Medical Marijuana
9. Conclusion

Final Comment:
“All out legalization is only a matter of time.”

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