I was a college professor, I used to tell my students the normal world is a
crazy place. It’s still true. Sometimes, the more things change, the more they
stay the same. According to Howard Becker (1963) “an unknown, but probably
quite large, number of people in the United States use marihuana. They do this
in spite of the fact that it is both illegal and disapproved” (p. 41). You may
notice that research was conducted over 50 years ago. Becker performed his famous research at the
end of the 1950s and it was published in book form in 1963.