At some point in the early 20th century, people started calling cannabis joints “muggles.”
Especially jazz musicians, like Louis Armstrong who celebrated them in a song of the same name in 1928.
Despite the word’s underground status — likely a shortening of the word smuggle — those musicians saw past the stigma of the plant it referred to. Instead, they regarded muggles as more helpful, and no more harmful, than a bottle of coke or an ice cream cone.
At Mugglehead Magazine, we feel the same. We believe sound science and equitable policy should eliminate prohibition’s racist, classist underpinnings, creating a fair economy that benefits all.
By way of journalism, we want to give our readers key information on cannabis and its psychedelic cousins as they move toward the global mainstream.
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