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Weed wisdom from Dead Prez on Presidents' Day

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Published on Feb 16, 2015

Before hip hop got blinged out and Kimye got married in Tuscany, it was a genre with a bent toward social justice. Among the leaders of that movement in the early ‘90s were N.W.A. on the West Coast and an intellectually ferocious rap duo named Dead Prez on the East.

Dead Prez is made up of M-1 and stic.man. Their unique brand of rap is a blend of socialist lyrics, Pan-Africanism, and an unlikely emphasis on healthy living and even veganism.

Fusion’s Chief Cannabis Correspondent, Ryan Nerz, sought some nuggets of weed wisdom from Miami-based M-1, to enrich the minds of marijuana enthusiasts everywhere.

And what better day to do it than the birthday of our first president, George Washington, who not only grew hemp, but allegedly used hemp preparations to deal with his toothaches.

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