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Have You Ever Met That Funny Reefer Man

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Everyone heard the term jazz cigarette before. It is ubiquitous little phrase that, in today's era, is more comical than anything else. Its slang term is uttered with a smirk that veils its actual meaning: joint. The term, coined in the 1920s in jazz clubs and brothels where jazz musicians play, was appropriate in its original use. Jazz artists would use cannabis to bolster their improvisational imaginations and, unlike whiskey or beer, weed allows them to play long into the night without slowing down. That simple history of the term. But the more difficult, in-depth history of jazz cigarette, which is inseparable from jazz music, marijuana, race and the American legal system, is much murkier and harder to swallow. Around the turn of the twentieth century, New Orleans was one of the most popular, festive and beautiful US cities. With ports, sailors, tradesmen and music, citywhich had its own profitable red light districtwas favorite among travelers and cavorters. And jazz cigarettes were right in the middle of it all. But with New Orleans ' gallivanting reality come naysayers, of course. Jazz musiciansespecially, the great ones of 1920swere, were predominantly black. And these black musicians often use marijuana, just as their white counterparts in clubs and brothels do. Various organizations, caught up in false claims of drug addiction, menacing behavior and outright madness, convinced Americans and those at top of the government food chain, that marijuanaparticularly in the hands of popular, prolific black musicianswas, a danger to society. As a result, swift laws were pass, harsher penalties were cast down, and those who loved jazz cigarettes were in deep danger. But by mid-1920s, issue crept outside Louisiana and into black districts of New York City, specifically Harlem. And as time pass, popularity of jazz cigarettesand all things marijuanaonly increases in nationwide popularity, despite a handful of groups trying to quell its allure. In the 1930s, Reefer songs and places to smoke called Tea pads were all the rage among hip. Weed was beginning to trickle into Europe. Yet all the while, music culture surrounding cannabis remains under fire. Nevertheless, jazz, its players and the jazz cigarettes they smoke wouldnt fold. Instead, more marijuana-relate music comes out, like Cab Calloways Reefer Man and Benny Goodmans Texas Tea Party. And, in the end, it is because of these efforts that the term jazz cigarette remains popular to this very day, on the tips of tongues of happy marijuana users and music listeners alike. Relate-Cinematic Evolution of Female Stoner: From Vampy Vixens to Laid Back Chicks and PTA Moms

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