Hogeye Bill's Pot Page
- General Ganja
A short history of marijuana.
Did you know that the word "marijuana" was propelled into popular use by yellow journalists in the 1930's? Before then, it was known as "hemp" to American farmers and "cannabis" to doctors. Read all about the blunder of '37 - the Marijuana Tax Act.
Hogeye Bill's opinion on the all-time best 10 reefer songs. Some are presented with lyrics and guitar cords. Also there are lists of known reefer songs and CD's. Here's one of my recent pro-freedom pot songs: Stoners with Guns
Pot Growing Guides
Researched and produced as a public service by the Family Council On Drug Awareness. Show this page to people who think marijuana is a dangerous drug. What an excellent educational site!
How Dangerous is Marijuana ...
in Comparison to Other Substances?
Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial rates, and the last 20 years of Surgeon Generals' reports. (figures for 1988 from Bureau of Mortality Statistics and Nat'l Institute on Drug Abuse)
||340,000 to 425,000
||not including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders
|Legal Drug Overdose
||deliberate or accidental; from legal prescribed or patent medicines or mixing with alcohol
||14,000 to 27,000
|Illicit Drug Overdose
||deliberate or accidental from all illegal drugs
||3,800 to 5,200
||from stress, ulcers and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc.
||1,000 to 10,000
||including deliberate overdose
||180 to 1,000+
Marijuana users also have the same or lower incidence of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general non-marijuana-using population as a whole. Crancer Study, UCLA: U.S. funded ($6 million) First and Second Jamaican studies, 1968
to 1974;Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al.