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A short video from Playboy wants to educate us on, “The Truth About Drugs: Cocaine vs.Marijuana.” This video is worth watching to learn insights about the history of these two substances.  

Did you know?

Cocaine and marijuana weren’t even classified as illegal until the 1970s scheduling system. Marijuana was placed in a more dangerous category than cocaine put right next to heroin as a Schedule 1, while cocaine was put with morphine as a Schedule 2 because it was already widely accepted for use in the medical fields.

The 1980s

Personally, I had no clue this flawed scheduling system was created five years before I was born. I grew up in the 80s when major league baseball players got into trouble for using cocaine to throw their 95 miles-per-hour fast balls.

During this time, there was also a pervasive myth that if you snorted cocaine you will get a big hole in your cartilage and then have the ability to shove a handkerchief into one nostril and pull it out the other side. Just scare this kid to death why don’t you! This was the kind of stuff I was exposed to at a young age. I definitely knew what Playboy and cocaine were growing before I ever knew what marijuana was. The world we live in.

Thanks Playboy for this educational video on cocaine and marijuana and let’s not forget all those great pictures, I mean articles they publish, either.

Can you believe cocaine is categorized as less dangerous than marijuana according to the schedule system? What are your thoughts on this forty plus year old way to label drugs like cocaine and marijuana? Let us know on social media or in the comments below.

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Evan Hundhausen

Passions include writing, indie author on Amazon, house music, DJ-ing. I live in Colo-RAD-o where the mountains are rocky and the only green foliage we get in these parts are marijuana plants.
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