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TIL an article in 1968 revealed widespread marijuana use among US soldiers in Vietnam. As a result of the media uproar stateside and subsequent crackdown by the army, soldiers shifted to heroin, which was odorless and harder to detect. By 1973, up to 20% of the soldiers were habitual heroin users. : todayilearned

MJ was recreationally used in Vietnam because there was a lot of it, and it didn’t do much harm. We were careful about that, kept track of the guys who had chronic pain and the guys who were faking it …

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