Photos: Anti-marijuana propaganda -- a vintage guide to reefer madness
"Assassin of Youth" (take two)
"Assassin of Youth" (take three)
Though the imagery may be lost on today's public, this poster is making a direct connection between marijuana and the occult -- specifically the worship of Moloch, a god worshiped by ancient people and commonly associated with child sacrifice. So basically it's saying that if society continues to look the other way, pushers will be sacrificing little Johnny and little Suzy to a false idol. You wouldn't want that, would you?
More from our Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule archive: "Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule, 1937: 'A growing social menace.'"