1957 CE
An iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, titled On the Road, is published.

This iconic novel written by Jack Kerouac contains numerous references to drugs (particularly to cannabis) and echoes a different youth culture than previous generations. The novel depicts a culture in which drugs are an accepted part of society during a period (the 1960's) highlighted by ideals of social justice, civil rights demonstrations and a counterculture of youth alienated by a society they deemed oppressive. Drugs were part of the countercultural expressions of that generation.

Source: Misiroglu, G. (2015). American Countercultures. Routledge.

Drugs: Cannabis (marijuana)
Regions: USA (United States of America)