“While unprecedented in scope, the United States’ war on drugs was not the first of its kind. The reality is that marijuana has been controversial for almost as long as humans have been farming it. Many societies throughout history have banned cannabis cultivation and use. What many of these crackdowns and prohibitions have in common is social and economic inequality, or a distrust of the unknown.” As more states move to legalize weed, the MIT Press Reader provides A Brief Global History of the War on Cannabis. (Sooner or later, I assume the global war on cannabis will make it to my man cave, but in the meantime, enjoy NextDraft!)