Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pot Slope? (Broooklyn's hemp heyday.)

Fields of Cannabis in Old Brooklyn - Carroll Gardens, NY Patch:

Image via Carroll Gardens Patch

There was a time in Brooklyn’s history when marijuana plants as tall as Christmas trees grew out in the open in vacant lots across the borough. From Avenue X to the banks of Newtown Creek, the plants grew in what a Brooklyn Eagle reporter described in 1951 as “lush impudence.”
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