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With Lindsay Lohan due headed back to jail after she failed a drug test
that was part of her DUI probation (the lab reportedly alerted for coke), and with Paris Hilton's recent cop to possessing powder, '70s blow is back in the headlines.
We here at LA Weekly world headquarters like to take scholarly approaches to such topics, so without further ado, here's a quick ride through cocaine history:
Thousands of years ago the Incas chewed on coca leaves and enjoyed their mild, caffeine-like effects until the Spanish came and -- like Prop. 19 aims to do in California with marijuana -- legalized and taxed it. Coca-leaf "dispensaries" and "collectives" weren't far behind.