The last few decades have seen an impressive rise in the investigation of cannabis’s potential for medicinal value as well as it’s suspected potential for abuse. Given the thousands of years that cannabis has been in the human pharmacopoeia, however, it isn’t surprising that the debate about the plant’s influence has been of major interest to politicians before. The Indian Hemp Drugs Commission was set up by the British Empire over one hundred and twenty years ago to assess the then-popular concern about the herb’s proliferate use among all classes of Indian society, who’s ancient and wide-spread social incorporation of the plant seemed to pose a possible threat to the stability of British imperial rule.
Where I’m from, people really don’t smoke a lot of joints. That’s mostly because pot is an incredibly scarce commodity there, like a lot of places in this free country. Pipes and bongs were the standard in my neck of the woods, and it wasn’t until I’d moved to Colorado and fraternized with some European aficionados that I began to appreciate all that a well-rolled reeferette has to offer. There are generally two styles that I employ when I roll a cannabis cigarette. We’ll take a look at both.