Photos: Anti-marijuana propaganda -- a vintage guide to reefer madness
Our newish Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule feature spotlights hysterical pot reporting from days gone by -- from 1937's "School Children Buy Drug" to 1968's "Anti-symbol Hippie Ponders Future in Jail."
Big photos below.
Today, in that tradition, we've assembled a gallery of anti-marijuana propaganda from the 1930s to the 1970s. Check out the reefer madness below.
These three book covers represent the dozens of cheap dime novels written about marijuana in the 1940s. They all have a very seductive quality about them, drawing the reader in with the cover alone -- only to bash you over the head with melodramatic fables of marijuana-induced insanity.