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Drug Culture in the 1960's - Marijuana-

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Ghilmaan Hussain

on 25 October 2012

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Drug Culture in The 60's Impact&Legacy Famous Quotes I like to take a puff or two before going on the air. I still get stage fright when I have to perform. A little grass gets rid of the problem. –Bob Denver- Rastafarian Hippies Profile Profile & History/Background Music and herb go together. It’s been a long time now I smoke herb. From 1960s, when I first start singing. – Bob Marley- Marijuana : is a naturally growing weed that alters your mind under the influence. The culture of the time was change amongst the youth in which they were rebellious to the current societies norms. Some examples of change were seen through various ways of expression such as Music, Drugs, Fashion, and a change in thinking which they felt society was not right for them. The use of various drugs provoked by this change in society created the Drug Culture. In particular the use of Marijuana had become popular during the sixties. which after World War 2, and the up coming of the the Vietnam War, and the increasing freedoms of teens, brought about drugs which one of the popular ones was Marijuana as seen in Hippies, and Rastafarian. An estimated 34% of American's over the age of 12 have used weed in there life. Weed was the most commonly used illicit drug in the sixties. 31 Random Facts About . . ." 31 Random Facts about Marijuana. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/02/27_marijuana.html>.
"Quotes About Marijuana." (23 Quotes). N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/marijuana>.
"What Is Rastafarianism?" What Is Rastafarianism? N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://www.lastchanceministries.com/Rastafarianism.htm>. Marijuana is a green, brown or grey mixture of leaves,stems,seeds, and flowersof the hemp plant. The many street names for Marijuana are Pot, Herb, Weed, Grass, Boom, Piff, Kush, Chronic. There is 200+ slang terms. Drugs and altered states were part of being hip during the 60's There are different types of Marijuana which are Sativas, and Inidicas. Marijuana has been, and currently is the most widely used illegal substance in the world. Tupac always wanted me to smoke weed with him, and I never did it, and I wish I did. That’s my biggest regret. – Mike Tyson- Excuse me while I light my spliff,
Good God I gotta take a lift,
From reality I just can’t drift,
That’s why I’m staying with this riff. In the early 1960s a band by the name of the Byrds and guys like Dylan changed the way many people looked at music. These bands started an underground wave that flowed throughout the 60s, this became known as the "Psychedelic Era." This era introduced drugs to be an important aspect involved in the creation of the music, and was used by the listeners to enhance their experience. Music Culture At the time many changes in music, such as the actual making of songs, and listning to them changed with the drug wave. “That is not a drug. It’s a leaf” – Arnold Schwarzenegger the 1960's changed how people look at marijuana today. since there was a jump of users in that time , it allowed even more people to recognize the purpose for weed
the so called ''hippies'' discovered a natural medication that's been around for ages . weed can heal or cover up many problems such as pain, depression, insomnia ,
eating disorders, and its been proven that THC fights some cancer cells. if it wasn't for the big use of marijuana in the sixties then it would have taken doctors longer to recognize the benefits of marijuana for people in need. the hippies were rebellious to the government. reason for this is because the government made a lot of propaganda about how bad marijuana was but the people smoking it knew it had no negative impact on anything that the government said. so for this the hippies were proud of what they were doing because they truly know
what marijuana can and cant to. hippies motto was... ''life is about being happy, not about what others thought you should be''
hippies had promoted the use of psychedelic drugs to the public which they believed expanded their consciousness.
hippies did smoke marijuana and drop lsd but they didnt beleive in harder drugs like heroin cocaine and amphetamines becasue hippies considered them harmful and addictive. LSD was legal in the united states up until October 6 1966 Marijuana was first banned in Canada in 1923
under the opium, Drug Act. The Rastafari movement, or Rasta, is a spiritual movement. It began in the 1930s in Jamaica The Rastafari movement encompasses themes such as the spiritual use of cannabis, and the rejection of western society Which the use of reggae music, and the promoting of this belief spread quiet rapidly during the 60's. which we see the acceptance of the herb. "As the healing of a nation" as quoted by Bob Marley.
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