The Mernahuana Zone stepped back in time with Doreen Brown to learn a great deal about Toronto’s cannabis history.
The story Brown told is almost too unreal to believe - smoking cannabis for 98 days in a hospital environment to determine cannabis effects on people. She was a Yorkville hippie and was chosen to partake in a study involving actual marijuana.
Every night Brown and nine other women smoked marijuana and the government researchers studied its effects on their productivity. Researchers continued to make their cannabis stronger until the participants refused it.