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420: Classic cannabis songs from the Jazz Age as stoners mark unofficial Weed Day

By Joe Sommerlad

Friday marks “420”, effectively an unofficial National Weed Day in the US and around the world, where proud stoners gather to smoke cannabis and lobby for its wider legalisation.[…]

Weed has of course been closely associated with the music industry as both subject and creative stimulant since the earliest days of recording.

Reggae, hip-hop and rock have all embraced it as readily as the Flower Power generation did. Willie Nelson is practically powered by it.

But marijuana’s roots in song go back much further, at least as far back as the Jazz Age of the 1920s.

Read more at The Independent

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