The 21st century will always be remembered as the era of alternative medicine's maturity into the mainstream with much of America embracing cannabis. Cheech and Chong, Bob Marley and Willie Nelson were the iconic 20th century lens of society's view on marijuana. Cannabis' cultural and historical relevance spans far beyond and long before these icons as we have learned in one of the best psychedelic coffee books around, "Tokin' Women, A 4,000-year Herstory of Women and Marijuana".
With a rich historical and cultural introduction by author Nola Evangelista followed by short digestible historical cannabis references that will delight any enthusiast and researcher alike. Here is one goddess, one godmother and 3 female actresses in history that caught our bloodshot eye!
***the following are all excerpts from the book "Tokin' Women: A 4,000-year Herstory"
"The Hemp Maiden"
Magu was the goddess of sacred Mount Tai, where cannabis was supposed to be gathered on the seventh day of the seventh month.
"Godmother of the New Age Movement"
Helena wrote, sometimes under the influence of hashish, books that brought public awareness in the West about Hindu and Buddhist systems of thought including karma, yoga and reincarnation.
In 1969 Jane was observed smoking some weed at a recent Oscar party and has admitted she still smokes from time to time. "You don't mind that I turn on, do you?"
Susan smokes pot with Kevin Costner and muses about philosophy and literature, and concludes "this world is made for those who aren't cursed with self-awareness."
"I wouldn't call myself a pothead. I mean, I enjoy it once in a while. There's nothing wrong with that. Everything in moderation."
Tokin' Women by Nola Evangelista is the ultimate gift for any cannabis enthusiast or anyone that wants to learn more about how cannabis has a deep historical and cultural significance to humans.
Source: Tokin' Women A 4000-year Herstory