More than 80 years ago, when American music tastes were morphing into what we call the Swing Era, cannabis references began popping up regularly in popular music.

Aside from a brief mention in a Drake song, you probably won’t hear any obvious cannabis lyrics at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony.

Songs like Afroman’s “Because I Got High” and Willie Nelson’s “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” are now beloved classics, but they tend not to garner the hardware come awards season.

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