History of Drugs in America
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Reefer Madness, the infamously over-the-top 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, in which use of the drug leads directly to madness, rape, murder, and suicide. The film is 68 minutes long.
A brief trailer featuring just a few memorable highlights from Reefer Madness (1936).
"This is your brain on drugs," a famous televised Public Service Announcement from the 1980s.
"I learned it by watching you," another memorable Public Service Announcement from the 1980s.
A news report from 1969 depicts American soldiers in Vietnam "shotgunning"—smoking marijuana through the barrel of a rifle. One soldier says, "Get really stoned, then, you know, who cares about the war? This war..."
Richard Nixon's speech announcing the War on Drugs.