50 Years Ago Today: Here’s What Newspapers Said About Cannabis

Cannabis — along with last year’s legalization of its recreational use in Canada — has dominated headlines in recent months. But, “pot” has long been a favoured topic of media. Case in point? Fifty years ago today, the main story on the Calgary Herald’s front page was about marijuana use by high school students. It was Feb. 6, 1969 and the news story noted that more than a quarter of Calgary high school students had…

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Author: Monica Zurowski, Calgary Herald