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Prohibition and Propaganda: Part 4

Prohibition and Propaganda: Part 4

Harry Anslinger must have been feeling pretty good about the progress of his war on cannabis at the dawn of the 1960s. Despite some writers, artists, and jazz musicians going against the grain, the cultural and legal prohibition against cannabis use had really never been stronger. Simple possession was a crime punishable by decades in prison, and no doubt as a result of this, as well as decades of propaganda, drug use was not something to discuss at all in polite mainstream America.