The Founding Fathers – Their Cannabis, Alcohol, Drugs (June 30th)

The United States Founding fathers were truly pursuing “Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  They had an affinity for alcohol.  Grew acres of hemp on their farms.  And used and grew opioid based drugs and plants in their gardens.

Thanks to the Broadway hit, Hamilton, the founding fathers have become part of pop culture.  But are the men who formed the United States druggies? And have an affinity for alcohol?  There are historical documents that suggest there was an excessive use of various drugs and alcohol.

In this episode of Cocktail Time, we will explore some of their drug use, their obsession with alcohol and the acres of Cannabis that grew on their farms. 

We will explore: applejack, mead, madeira, and other alcohols and drugs they loved.

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