From ‘weed’ to ‘marijuana’, pejorative terms for cannabis have a long and racist history in America. Used as a tool to demonize a plant with valuable medicinal and recreational properties, these terms have contributed to harmful stereotypes and discrimination towards communities of color. Understanding the origins and implications of these terms is an important step towards combating racism and promoting a more accurate and respectful understanding of cannabis.
The Union Square Travel Agency (USTA) has been a part of the cannabis culture in Manhattan for over a century. Founded in 1882 by Josiah Lamp, the USTA was created with the mission of providing access to the finest smoking lamps and other accessories from around the world. The USTA has evolved from a travel agency to a cannabis dispensary, providing premium cannabis flower and genuine smoking lamps from around the world at affordable prices.
Union Square Park has a rich history of being a gathering place for the community, playing a vital role in the city’s political, social, cultural and cannabis life. This article takes a deeper look at the history of Union Square Park, with a special focus on its connection with the cannabis industry. From its early days as a public space in the late 1700s, to its redesign in 1872, and its use as a recreational space for cannabis experimentation by Fitz Hugh Ludlow in the mid-19th century. The Park was also a popular spot for leisure activities, such as strolling, picnicking, and even ice-skating during the winter months. The park was also a popular spot for political rallies, including speeches by abolitionists, suffragists, and other political figures. As the park has been a center of political and social activism in New York City throughout its history, including the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and the recent legalization of cannabis in New York, Union Square Park continues to be an important place for the cannabis industry and community.
Buying cannabis flower (“weed”, “marijuana”, “giggle bush” &c.) can be daunting to new consumers in New York City; this guide will break down the different channels by which to acquire it and the associated prices and advantages of each. The following are excerpts from the personal diary or our founder, Josiah Lamp, and are for entertainment and […]