Photos: Anti-marijuana propaganda -- a vintage guide to reefer madness


WEED with ROOTS in HELL
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Weird orgies? Wild parties? Unleashed passions? Freaking sign me up. Oh, wait, you're trying to deter me from this plant? Too late. (Also note the completely unrelated scene of people shooting up heroin thrown in for good measure.)

Reefer Madness

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Here are two of the posters from the now-cult classic that started it all. For those of you who haven't seen it, it's a series of completely over-the-top scenes of people being mowed down by stoned drivers, having vivid hallucinations, and suffering fits of violence -- plus a number of other vignettes meant to scare kids straight. In reality, the draw was Dorothy Short, Lillian Miles and the sexy Thelma White as the incorrigible Mae Coleman. The film was considered a flop until it rediscovered in the 1970s by hippies into irony.

Continue to more of our vintage guide to anti-marijuana propaganda and reefer madness.

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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

It just goes to show how stupid and easily influenced society 'was' not so long ago ...

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

Has anyone yet collected these materials for Reefer Madness doctor Christian Thurstone's future lectures?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

MMIG = the Marijuana Mob


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Any photo of a typical slack-jawed drooling Stoner habitué of Denver's Dankest Dispensaries is a much stronger Anti-marijuana message than those old posters above -- which actually portray dopers as normal by comparison.

hth 

kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt topcommenter

Christian Thurstone = Reefer Boy

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

Why show the vintage guide? Just link to all of Wastewords anti cannabis pro government propaganda. Oh, sorry you guys call that reporting.

Corey Donahue
Corey Donahue

Why show the vintage guide? Just link to all of Wastewords anti cannabis pro government propaganda. Oh, sorry you guys call that reporting.

Corey Donahue
Corey Donahue

Why show the vintage guide? Just link to all of Wastewords anti cannabis pro government propaganda. Oh, sorry you guys call that reporting.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@Charles Gleason Feeling like a "soul mate" of Corey Donahue?

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