J.W. Williamson was the founding editor in 1972 of the Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review, which he edited until July of 2000. He has taught college classes in Appalachian history, cultural politics, and literature, and he has lectured widely on the pop-culture history of "Appalachia" in the American consciousness. His books include Interviewing Appalachia, Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films, and Hillbillyland: What the Mountains Did to the Movies and What the Movies Did to the Mountains. He has won the Thomas Wolfe Award given by the Western North Carolina Historical Society, the Laurel Leaves Award given by the Appalachian Consortium, a special Weatherford Award given by Berea College, and the Cratis Williams-James Brown Award given by the Appalachian Studies Association.
The views expressed on WataugaWatch are solely those of J.W. Williamson or individual contributors and are not necessarily shared nor endorsed by the Watauga County Democratic Party nor by any other adults of sound mind in this or any other universe.
Yep. Foxx opposes legalizing marijuana but may be the largest owner of cannabis stocks (Canadian Company, apparently) in Congress.
North Carolina used to be #1 in tobacco (which did a lot of good in many ways tax dollar wise and kept people on the land).
Now NC can't think it's way out of the decaying cigarette carton on the side of the road... to grow a medicinal plant that would allow people to be kinder and healthier. Let the people grow, not corporations.
Down in hurricane alley, I'd rather have hemp wash up to my porch than pig shit after a storm. I could use the hemp after that.
And you can make a living on a small piece of land; we can't have that!!!
My wife has leukemia and guess what plant compounds keep her white blood cell count down? Illegal here of course. WTF.
We have to keep that tough guy dominator mentality going. I thought Virginia legalized....ohhh, THAT Virginia....
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