Trailer: Marihuana – 1930’s

A trailer for a nudie film that masquerades as an anti-‘marihuana’ morality tale. Watch wild & reckless youths lose their

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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 –

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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 itĀ Fleischer mixes jazz, live action,

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Drug Addiction – 1951

The film Drug Addiction, produced in 1951, is yet another salvo in the relentless campaign to conflate hard drugs with

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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.

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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

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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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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

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Hemp For Victory – 1942

Hemp for Victory, produced by the US government in 1942, made a case for increasing the domestic cultivation of Cannabis

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