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  • Some marijuana pipes
    Ballot initiative would legalize marijuana in Michigan
    Some Michigan voters started a ballot initiative on Thursday that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state. If approved by the state board of canvassers, they would need to get 252,000 signatures to get it on the ballot for the November...
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    Two more marijuana lawsuits filed by prohibitionist groups in Colorado
    Another pair of lawsuits have been filed against the state of Colorado for the legalization of marijuana, this time coming from groups within the state. The lawsuits, filed on Feb. 19, argue that since the drug is still illegal at the federal...
  • The Great Molasses Flood of Boston
    US History: The Great Molasses Flood of Boston
    We all know how devastating and deadly floods can be. High levels of water can wipe out a town within hours, sometimes even moments. The flood often kills more people than the initial storm. But what if the flood in a town is not water? What if it...
  • Molasses
    A sticky situation engulfs Boston
    There was nothing sweet about the sticky situation Boston found itself in on January 15, 1919 when a tidal wave of molasses flooded the city with a thick goo. On Boston’s north end, the Purity Distilling Company owned a huge steel tank which...
  • National Repeal Day:  'Spirited' holiday celebrates the end of Prohibition
    Repeal Day: 'Spirited' holiday celebrates the end of Prohibition
    Have you heard the “buzz?” According to a Los Angeles Magazine report published on Dec. 3, a special occasion is hours away and Americans are ready to celebrate. Get ready to raise your glasses, America. Dec. 5 is (National) Repeal Day...
  • Boardwalk Empire Nucky
    The HBO Emmy award winning show Boardwalk Empire
    Imagine Atlantic City in the 1920s: gambling, corrupt politicians, gangsters, bootlegging, parties, ladies of the night, the boardwalk and the beginning of Prohibition.Now envision a show that brings this to life. In steps Nucky Thompson, Atlantic...
  • Blind Moon Alley by John Florio
    Blind Moon Alley brings back the prohibition era
    “Blind Moon Alley” is set in 1931, prohibition-era, Philadelphia. Jersey Leo is an albino working as a bartender at a speakeasy called the Ink Well. Jersey’s working hard to support the Hy-Hat social club in Harlem, run by his...
  • Ken Burns, director of "The Roosevelts,"  co-directed "Prohibition" with Lynn Novick
    Ken Burns' "Prohibition" review: How the "noble experiment" went so badly wrong
    “Prohibition” (2011)Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn NovickWritten by Geoffrey C. WardFeaturing: Tom Hanks, Peter Coyote, Campbell Scott, Daniel Okrent, John LithgowIt is the prohibition that makes anything precious.-Mark Twain's...
  • Cocktail recipes that came from prohibition times
    Cocktail recipes that came from prohibition times
    Everybody knows that prohibition was a huge thorn in the side of the bartender; however, did you know that a few of the famous cocktails of today came out of the decade of prohibition. The following are all drink recipes that came from the...
  • FBI director James Comey
    FBI acknowledges pot smokers make better programmers
    FBIDirector James Comey admitted to a truth that most IT professionals already knew on Tuesday. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal he discussed the Bureau's problems with attracting a force capable of combating the growing threat of...
  • A campaign of lies and racist propaganda lead to marijuana prohibition
    A campaign of lies and racist propaganda lead to marijuana prohibition
    There is a heated debate in America at the moment over legalizing marijuana. Colorado and Washington state have already made recreational use legal, and several other states have legalized medical marijuana. Many people who once balked at the idea...
  • Legalizing Marijuana
    The fiscal case for legalizing Marijuana
    Some revenue sources are so simple, you have to wonder why no one has come up with them before. One such is the revenue that would accrue from legalizing marijuana.If history teaches us anything, it’s that, just like alcohol, the...
  • Celebrate New Beer's Eve with an Ice-Cold Brew:  Cheers!
    Celebrate New Beer's Eve with an ice-cold brew: Cheers!
    If you happen to enjoy an ice-cold brew every now and then, get ready to raise your glass. April 6 is New Beer's Eve, an annual occasion that commemorates an important event in American history.ProhibitionIf you're in the mood for a...
  • The Golden Scarab Club Speakeasy
    Muckenthaler Cultural Center to host its third annual Speakeasy.
    Muckenthaler Cultural Centerin Fullerton will go back in time next month to the Roaring '20s for a good cause.The Golden Scarab Club, a Roaring '20s speakeasy, will be hosted at Muckenthaler Cultural Center once again April 10 at 7:30 p.m...
  • Letter to Obama
    Members of congress ask Obama to reclassify marijuana
    Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) along with 16 other Democrats and one Republican from Congress, sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama regarding the reclassification of Marijuana on Wednesday. Claiming that since marijuana is less...
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