When did Cannabis first emerge in the Americas? That is a question that many still cannot definitively answer. We know that there's record of Cannabis Sativa L. (aka Hemp) crops going back to the 17th century but when did the "smokeable" cannabis emerge? Barney Warf, a professor at the University of Kansas and an authority on the global spread of cannabis, states that cannabis was brought to the Americas to pacify slaves by the Portuguese, who took it to Brazil, and again by the British, who took it to Jamaica. Not long after it was sold in places like Jamaica well into the 20th century where slave-like conditions persisted in the sugar cane fields. #cannabishistory#herb#herbalmedicine#medicalmarijuana#cannabisactivist#america#jamaica#educationiskey#weed#maryjane#marijuana#mota#ganja#history#thc#sheeweed
I didnt get it, at first.
But then it began to sink in and all the lessons seemed so much clearer. We were punished for eachothers mistakes as a unit because we would need to learn complete accountability for one another. Because in that environment one mistake could lead to many more.
Deeper than that it taught us about integrity, always doing the right thing even when nobody seems to be looking. Because in the Marines someone was indeed always watching.
I had a conversation recently with the man who was making us fill those sand bags in 100 degree heat in Iraq. A man I deeply respect to this day. He told me it didn't always make sense but it was always for a reason, alot like life.
What some may consider hazing these days in our military are valuable lessons that we as men need to learn. Sometimes as humans we need to learn the hard way. I've learned so much from thinking about these days and those men who I am honored to have shared the title of Marine with. #Iraq#Marines#Infantry#Military#lifelessons#Integrity#Brotherhood#USA#America#Veteran
M7 Priest photographié en Europe durant l'année 1944. Ce canon automoteur sert de soutien pour les troupes de choc et les chars. Sa fiabilité est mis à l'épreuve durant les long trajets pour rejoindre sa position de tir mais le char reste une exceptionnelle artillerie.
Do you like classic movies, beer, or freedom? Come on out to the classic Texas Theatre tonight for a beer release party with 3 Nations Brewing and a showing of the arm wrestling classic, Over The Top. Plus one of the actors from the movie will be there. (Hint: he's in this picture) Cheers! 🇺🇸💪🏻🎬
The test presses for the vinyl rewards are here! Consider supporting independent music and visit my Kickstarter Pre-order campaign at www.marklavengood.com! Twelve days left to get some cool rewards and enable this project to come to fruition! Thank you all so much! #ittakesavillage
April 28th, 1967
50 years ago, boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the Army to fight in Vietnam. As a result, he was immediately stripped of his heavyweight title, boxing license, and his passport. He was convicted of draft evasion and sentenced to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He stayed out of prison as his case was appealed. He did not fight for over 3 years (age 25-28). “My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America…and shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. … shoot them for what? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.” Some say he sacrificed his best boxing years for his beliefs. Look at your professional athletes of today and decide who is ‘the greatest’. #history#muhammadali#boxing#round#texas#houston#heavyweight#army#us#america#athlete#draft#vietnam#war#60s#peace#muslim#islam#vietnamwar#cassiusclay#wba#wbc#ibf#wbo#champion#usa#funny#drunkhistory