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Betty Boop and the Little King

1936

Betty Boop and the Little King

Betty Boop and the Little King - 1936

Is it any wonder that the first alternative comic book artists like R. Crumb and Kim Deitch give immense credit to Max Fleischer, animator of Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Bimbo the Dog, Popeye, and Superman? Fleischer’s cartoons definitely have a surreal feel about them, lending themselves to psychedelic inspiration.  

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Marihuana

1936

Marihuana

Feature Film: Marihuana - 1936

Dwain Esper’s 1936 scare film Marihuana, written by his wife Hildagarde Stadie, an obvious expert on the subject.

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Hemp For Victory

1940's

Hemp For Victory

Hemp For Victory - 1942

Hemp for Victory, produced by the US government in 1942, made a case for increasing the domestic cultivation of Cannabis sativa. As WWII ratcheted up and the Japanese controlled the hemp powerhouse of Southeast Asia, a vital resource for the war effort, the filmmakers advocate US farmers focus on the “devil’s weed” as a cash […]

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The Terrible Truth

1950's

The Terrible Truth

The Terrible Truth - 1950's

In this Cold War era anti-drug film, the point is, if you smoke marijuana, you are destined to become a heroin addict, just like Phylis. Sticking to the principals of red-scare tactics, a Harry Truman-like, hard-nosed narrator leads us through a cautionary tale, where once you start, you are forever a member, just like the […]

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Betty Boop: Minnie the Moocher

1930's

Betty Boop: Minnie the Moocher

Minnie the Moocher with Cab Calloway

Minnie the Moocher with Cab Calloway & Betty Boop – 1930’s Starting with a phenomenal live moment where Cab Calloway free-form dances to his orchestra swinging slow & sweet to St. James Infirmary. Then things get rolling. Home life is tough for Betty, so she hits the road with her friend Bimbo. They venture into […]

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Drug Addiction

1950's

Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction - 1951

The film Drug Addiction, produced in 1951, is yet another salvo in the relentless campaign to conflate hard drugs with cannabis. A puff of pot is simply a one way ticket to hell.

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Trailer: Marihuana

1930's

Trailer: Marihuana

Trailer: Marihuana - 1930's

  A trailer for a nudie film that masquerades as an anti-‘marihuana’ morality tale. Watch wild & reckless youths lose their souls to the devil’s weed. Watch the movie Marihuana here now for free!  

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I’ll Be Glad when You’re Dead You Rascal, You

1930's

I’ll Be Glad when You’re Dead You Rascal, You

I'll Be Glad when You're Dead You Rascal, You - 1930's

Max Fleischer paired Betty Boop with viper man Louis Armstrong in the mid 1930’s. In it Fleischer mixes jazz, live action, and animation to create an innovative, dreamlike world. Pops or Satchmo, as he was often called, was a lifelong tea head who enjoyed cannabis not just to unwind, but also smoked gage, as he called it, […]

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The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness

1970's

The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness

The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness - 1970's

Narrated by Paul Newman, The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness is an unflinching, no-nonsense look at the opium trade – where it happens, how it is transported, and it’s ultimate effects on the world community. With footage direct from the fields of Afghanistan to the streets of our communities, the reach and power of the […]

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