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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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A Day in the Death of Donny B

1969

A Day in the Death of Donny B

A Day in the Death of Donny B. - 1969

Poor Donny B. . . . Forever wandering the streets looking for that fix to end all fixes. Those around him, his family, people in the neighborhood, functionaries in the system, however, know what’s in store . . . The degradation of junkie-life. A surprisingly non-sanctimonious anti-heroin film, this 1969 cautionary tale uses a docudrama motif […]

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Subject: Narcotics

1951

Subject: Narcotics

Subject: Narcotics - 1951

A declassified vice squad training film, Subject: Narcotics, produced in the 1950’s, takes an unflinching look at the lifestyle of heroin users during. Made in the pre-rock & roll era, the junkie flophouse depicted here resembles a scenario more out of beatnik novel than the more glamorous goth-punk facade we’ve become accustomed to today.  

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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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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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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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Trip to Where

1960's

Trip to Where

Trip to Where - 1967

Trip to Where is a propaganda film produced by the US Navy to warn sailors on shore leave about indulging in psychedelics, which were all the rage in the late 1960’s. The opening sequence, a psychoactive, surreal trip that lasts nearly 8 minutes, is enough to consider this an undiscovered masterpiece of psychedelic cinema. The […]

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