In the United States, cannabis culture has been a part of society for decades. From the hippies of the 1960s to today’s modern stoners, there is something about this plant that fascinates us all. Kush Hash: A Novelty of Cannabis Culture takes an interesting look at this subculture through various anecdotes and interviews from those who are involved in it.
A Brief History of Cannabis Culture:
The 1960s saw the rise in cannabis culture with students protesting for their right to smoke. This led to a spike in users and smokers, which created an accompanying increase in paranoia and lack of clarity around who is actually smoking marijuana.
In 1970 President Nixon declared drugs “public enemy number one.” He had harsh penalties set on those found using or distributing them. Many people believed that this was because he wanted to destroy all hippies’ counterculture values before they could spread it further than just California’s Haight Ashbury district.
For decades after these tough laws were enacted, many drug dealers sold weed under the table and out of sight from authorities. It wasn’t until 2013 when the Obama Administration’s Attorney General Eric Holder released a memo that some states will be allowed to legalize marijuana as long as its within their own borders.
As of 2017, eight states have legalized recreational pot and 29 allow medical use, with more on the way soon. This includes California who aims to fully legalize weed by 2018.
This led to a spike in users and smokers which created an accompanying increase in paranoia and lack of clarity around who is actually smoking marijuana.”—Kush Hash: The Novelty of Cannabis Culture Kush Hash was one part counterculture values mixed with another part good old fashioned American ingenuity. In 1970 President Nixon declared drugs “public enemy number one” because he wanted all hippies’ values destroyed before they could spread to the rest of North America.
Kush Hash was a response to an anti-drug campaign he organized called “Operation Intercept” which put border controls on incoming traffic and led to tension between both American countries as well as bad relations with other foreign economies in South America, Mexico and Canada. The plan failed when it came out that Nixon’s administration had been actively encouraging drug smugglers for years by not doing enough to stop them from going through.”—Kush Hash: The Novelty of Cannabis Culture
Kush Hash is one of the many innovations that have come about because of cannabis prohibition- but this innovation has gone beyond just being a simple protest or reaction against government interference into people’s lives. Kush hash represents freedom for those who are different than what society considers to be the norm.
Kush hash is a product of cannabis prohibition- but it’s more than just a reaction to government interference in people’s lives. Kush hash offers freedom for those who have different needs from what society considers to be normal. It doesn’t matter if you’re transgender, queer or disabled – Kush Hash will let you live your life as an individual and not feel excluded by society because of your differences.
If you’re interested in learning more about cannabis culture, but don’t know where to start, Kush Hash is a great place. With its fast-paced novel format and interviews from those involved with the subculture, this book provides an interesting look at how people use cannabis as part of their everyday lives. Whether you’re looking for some insight into your own habits or just want to learn more about what it’s like being a modern stoner, we think that Kush Hash will be worth checking out!