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63.0k viewsEvery Product That Used To Contain CocaineBefore the US's first foray into substance control, drugs weren't regulated at all, and many considered dangerous by today's stand...
Culture
783.1k views12 Ways Important Historical Figures Used MarijuanaMarijuana use has a long history that predates the modern-day "stoners" we've grown accustomed to. We all know about the ganja fro...
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32.0k viewsHow Prescriptions In The 1980s Sparked The Worst Drug Crisis In US HistoryIn 2016, an estimated 63,600 people in the United States died from drug overdoses. Around 66% of those deaths involved opioid pain...
Health
1.3k voters20 Hilarious Slang Terms For Drugs Throughout HistorySlang terms for substances like coke are usually pretty straightforward - snow, sleet, ice, etc. Anything white, really. However, ...
History
811.7k views10 Fierce Fighting Forces Throughout History That Were Insanely High On DrugsIf there’s one thing synonymous with conflict, it’s substance use. The impact of drugs that fueled armies doesn't get a ton of pub...
Law
43.0k viewsA Timeline Of When And Why Every Drug In The United States Became IllegalPicture this: you're in a cherry red 1971 Chevrolet Impala, gunning it across the desert along I-15 from Las Vegas. You can't be e...
Health
52.5k views31 Vintage Cocaine Ads That Prove the '70s and '80s Were a Different TimeTo say the '70s and '80s were a different time is a drastic understatement, and these vintage cocaine advertisements will show you...
History
46.5k viewsHistorical Events and Moments That Wouldn’t Be the Same Without DrugsDespite the fact that Hollywood often portrays drug users as burnouts, criminals, or otherwise indigent, there are actually a lot ...
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30.4k viewsThe American Drugs Of Choice In Every Decade Of The 20th CenturyThe history of drug abuse in America is often painted with broad, uncontextualized strokes. Drugs have shaped history since ancien...
US History
8.1k viewsHistory of Opium Use in the United StatesThe use of opium in the United States goes all the way back to the Pilgrims, who settled in Plymouth Colony in the 17th century. P...
History
15.1k viewsHarry J. Anslinger: The Man Responsible For Banning Cannabis In AmericaThe origins of the War on Drugs in the US go back more than a century and are mired in complicated history. However, the story of ...