Anti-Cannabis Propaganda

 

 

From fostering crazy orgies and conversations with Satan, to sheer insanity, in the early 20th Century it seemed there was little that marijuana couldn’t do to ruin your life.

 

This anti-reefer hysteria was, at least in part, the product of belligerent Federal Bureau of Narcotics commissioner Harry J. Anslinger’s “call to arms” campaign against the plant commencing in the 1930s.

 

Thanks to his strategic use of mass media and emotionally jarring headlines - often steeped in racism - anti-marijuana propaganda spread from Sea to shining Sea.