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The World’s First Hot Box, and Other Uses of Cannabis in the Ancient World

Human cannabis use goes back 10,000 years. Check out our list of ancient cultures who got high and the methods they used.

Were Vikings Growing Cannabis in Newfoundland 1,000 Years Ago?

Probably not, as it turns out.

Did Indigenous Canadians use Cannabis Before Europeans Arrived?

And why this little fact matters.

How Psychedelic Surf Smugglers Invented Dabs (With Help From the CIA?)

Who invented the dab? All too often in the world of cannabis, such monumental achievements end up lost to history. But in this case, we actually have an unlikely government document to work off.

Cannabis Originated in Tibet 28 Million Years Ago, Says New Study

Using a database of fossil pollen studies, researchers believe the cradle of cannabis may have been on the Tibetan Plateau.

2,500-Year-Old Bong Suggests Ancient Chinese Got High at Funerals

Cannabis was burned in a wooden brazier to comfort the bereaved at an ancient burial site in China's Eastern Pamir region.

What Canadian Cannabis Farmers Think Has Changed: Then to Now

Three farmers from across the nation share their thoughts on Canada's legal market.

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.

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