John Jacob Astor fed a growing international addiction—and helped fuel a 19th-century opioid crisis.
American colonists were once encouraged to grow and cultivate cannabis for hemp, but it all changed when the plant's more "medicinal" uses were discovered.
Substance abuse in the Vietnam War wasn’t just limited to the marijuana and heroin enlistees could buy on the black market. Military commanders also heavily prescribed pills to help improve soldiers' performance.
Many memorable performances were fueled by “pep pills.”
Fear of Mexican immigrants led to the criminalization of marijuana.
420 doesn’t begin with the police, but rather in the 1970s with a group of students in California.
This week, we’re looking at some very different foods that share a common, but unusual, trait.