A Brief History of Weed. Yes, “That” Weed

Have you ever wondered when people first began growing (and smoking) marijuana? When it became illegal to smoke in the United States? How many people are arrested for possession each year? Now, let’s say you research and gather this data…how would you present it to the public?

One way is to create an animation of that data and information. Thanks to Showtime and the producers of the TV show Weeds, we can watch a tongue-in-cheek video of the history of this controversial plant. After last week’s series on war data and yesterday’s U.S. national elections, I thought some levity might be timely.

Surprises: that marijuana was the primary crop for George Washington’s Mount Vernon farm, and that Queen Victoria was prescribed marijuana for menstrual cramps.

Did any of the information in this video surprise you?

Please let me know what you think....