THC makes you smarter

By Lunar Loops · May 30, 2006 · ·
  1. Lunar Loops
    Ever so slightly misleading headline, but guaranteed to get your attention. The following is taken from the website which can be found from the link at the end of this posting.

    THC in this case actually stands for The History Channel. The History Channel (THC), has been running a program called Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way for several months now. Though I haven't seen all of the series, I've been incredibly impressed with what I have seen so far.

    If you still think that drugs were made illegal in order to protect Americans from drug abuse, then you must watch this documentary. As the historian, Cliff Schaffer, puts it: "All of our drug laws have been originally based on racism."

    You can find that quote and more in the following episode from the series, which focuses on cocaine.

    This link takes you to the students for sensible drugpolicy site (interesting site too) where you can view this video from:

    http://daregeneration.blogspot.com/

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  1. StigmataLectron
    Awesome, thanks for the link. The way drugs were made illegal is something that everybody needs to know.
  2. old hippie 56
    Been watching them, pretty damn interesting. Seems like all the drug use was blamed on various groups of people, from the blacks to the chinese. Hearst didn't want to lose his money on the paper mill either.
  3. RunRedFox
    definetly a quality program. if that interests you id strongly reccomend picking up A Brief History of Drugs: From the Stone Age to the Stoned Age by antonio escohotado. its available at amazon for cheap and it is a great read. its more or less an abridged version of his thousand page book on the anthropological history of drugs up till now. i got through it in about a day and it is hard to put down.
  4. bewilderment
    I saw this special a few years ago when I wasn't all that familiar with the history of many drugs and the laws that now surround them. It was an eye-opener at the time. I was able to catch a bit of the series this past Saturday and was even more impressed when I was able to fit the new information into my present schema of knowledge. Unfortunatley, I wasn't able to watch most of it, but am now downloading it :)
  5. Lunar Loops
  6. StigmataLectron
  7. Lunar Loops
    Not spoiling at all. Always good to have better info.
  8. RealGanjaMan
    Ah man, I was hoping they finally found some good strong evidence about THC :eek:




    -RGM
  9. The Doors
    What an interesting documentary. I learned stuff that I didn't even know about even through the research I have done so far. What I like, is it's from a reliable source, if everyday people see this, maybe it will make them think twice about the opinion they currently have on the situation. I have already recommended to some friends and they are doing the same.
  10. korky8097
    i saw this on a week or so ago, definatly very interesting. I love that it will catch a few eyes considering it was on in between da vinci code stuff which alot of people are watching. I think it should be a required watch for every american still living under this shitty goverment.
  11. Bojangles
    I saw several different episodes of that show and they are very interesting... I remember them saying that when blacks were brought over and used as slaves they were given a lot of cocaine...then it became illegal (or maybe u needed a dr. script, cant remember) Anyhow then they stopped giving the slaves coke and when that happened they all crashed hard and riots and whatnot broke out.
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