Here is an interesting excerpt of a George Jung interview, regarding how marijuana was seen by the public back in the 60s:
Interviewer: Did you feel good about what you were doing?
George Jung: "You mean in reference to morality? I felt that there was nothing wrong with what I was doing because I was supplying a product to people that wanted it and it was accepted. I mean nobody really was making any negative statements about marijuana. In fact it was being accepted, I think at one time, in the 60s it came close to being legalized.
Have a Woodstock where half-a-million people showed up and everybody smoking marijuana. Where else will get a gather of half-a-million people where no one was murdered, there was no violence or what have you.
Nixon wasn't really considered the president by the youth of America. He was considered to be a fraud and which he proved himself to be. There were two mindsets. There was a mindset of the youth of that era that they were against the Vietnam war. And I think it was the first time in the history of the United States where a whole generation stood up and said no to the president of the United States and other authority figures because they felt they were morally right. You know I think it brought a fear to the government itself." (...)
"I was arrested in Chicago (...) the connection that was supposed to take the pot was also involved in the heroin business, which I had no idea he was doing, and he got arrested for that, and of course then to save his soul he informed on me and they arrested me for the pot. Strange thing, when they arrested me for the pot, the federal agents, they said, "We're sorry, we really don't want to bust pot people but this is tied into a heroin operation and we have to arrest you."
(Read the entire interview).
Connecting the dots
The mass awakening started back in the 60s when the Teacher Plant (Marijuana) was freely available and smoked by almost everyone. That generation really scared the established powers. They were mass-opposing violence and wars, while preaching love and oneness. One of their favorite motto was the famous "Make Love, Not War".
I remember accidentally stumbling across a wonderful documentary about the hippie movement, few months ago, and I was astounded to see just how widely spread it was. Actually, most youth of the civilized countries (US, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, Holland, etc.) were part of this movement back in the 60s. I remember watching in awe how tens of thousands of people moved out from the cities after giving up their homes and jobs in order to join hippie communities and live free.
The movement was at the same time hijacked from the inside by secret agents of the elites, while a murder-spree of that generation's heroes begun (from 60s to 80s a lot of public icons have been murdered: John F. Kennedy and his mistress Marilyn Monroe - allegedly overdosed, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, Bob Marley - allegedly died of cancer). Even the hippie peace symbol is in fact a satanist sign and it actually represents an upside-down cross with broken arms. (Read More).
So, is there a conspiracy? I'm sure you are now able to answer this question yourself.