Psychedelic anti-Marijuana TV spot from the 1980s


29 Responses to “Psychedelic anti-Marijuana TV spot from the 1980s”

  1. mobuco says:

    find me

  2. historydenier says:

     If only there were some plant we could ingest to assist in finding our inner tech-wizard.

  3. The problem with so many of these public service announcements (from the 1940s until today) is not the intentions, but the execution. Children and teenagers should definitely be warned or “educated” about the ill-effects of various drugs. But on the other hand, there are few PSAs that explain the positive benefits of some drugs and substances. This PSA seems to be more of an advertisement for repetitive and frightening mind control than an even-tempered view of pot use. Very colorful and well-filmed, though!

  4. dagfooyo says:

    God, I remember this propaganda all too well.  Some of these things were so creepy they really did a number on my preteen psyche.  I especially remember the “Just Say No” episode of Bravestarr.  Gave me nightmares for weeks.

  5. Kevin Pierce says:

    I was half expecting a list of retailers to scroll past at the end.

  6. tedrock says:

    I’m there. Getting lost!

  7. Christopher says:

    I can appreciate using your mind to make smarter choices, but his final recommendation to also use your crotch doesn’t seem like such a good idea.

  8. Jesseham says:

    I think I caught a buzz just watching that!

  9. Bill Walsh says:

    “I mean you can’t even drive a car…”

    Like bitch, you’re 10, you don’t know a god damn thing about driving a car. Don’t talk about shit like it’s easy if you’ve never done it.

  10. Preston Sturges says:

    It’s clearly aimed at people who are actually stoned. 

  11. Hugh Johnson says:

    I want some of whatever they were smoking.

  12. KBert says:

    Bad breath… Count me out!

  13. PeaceLove says:

    Well, I’m convinced: marijuana cures ennui.

  14. Rider says:

    There is no way this was a PSA, it’s way to long.  This looks like PBS to me.

  15. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    This explains my halitosis.  

  16. Frank Diekman says:

    Giant floating LSD head sez “Don’t do teh marriage-you-wanna.”

  17. I. Must. Sample. This

  18. Kimmo says:

    The hypcrisy here is mind-blowing; whoever made this was clearly wacked out of their gourd.

  19. chgoliz says:

    It is not often I watch a BB link while wondering over and over again WTF….WTF….WTF….WTF?

  20. bo1n6bo1n6 says:

    What does he point down to at the end?

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