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Reefer Madness!


Marijuana use as pictorialized in various issues of Life magazine. 


A teenage girl smokes a marijuana ‘reefer’ in New York in June 1953. 

A woman buys joints from a dealer at her door in 1955. 

Marijuana seeds and other paraphernalia are found in the car of suspect in the front seat in 1952. 

Federal agent Joseph Cavasos aims a pistol at a suspect in 1969. The man had a trunk full of marijuana. 

Commercial artist Christine Vasey rolls a joint in 1950.