So imagine this author's surprise when he came across this headline:
PLAN BIG TIME AT
SHORT SNAPPY SPEECHES,
PLENTY OF THE WEED,
LIGHT LUNCH & MUSIC ON PROGRAM
A "Smoker" event with "Plenty of the Weed"??? (*1)
Could it be true? A large, civic, pot smoking party in Prescott?
This is going to take some further research!...
Back in the early 20th century, not only was cannabis legal, but it was widely used in medicines and had none of the negative stereotypes that it carries today.
But did people actually call it "weed" a century ago?