15 Most Interesting (and Ridiculous) Marijuana Propaganda Posters

Today, most anti-marijuana advocates just making the same old boring (and fictional) arguments about the drug. "It's a Gateway drug! It leads to more car accidents! More people are going to the Emergency Room!" But back in the day, people would make up the most ridiculous facts to justify marijuana prohibition. And if we're being honest, some of the artwork they used was actually pretty freaking cool!

Here are the 15 most interesting (and ridiculous) marijuana propaganda posters.

15. The Official Truth15 marijuana poster

14. The "Marijuana Girl"

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13. "Women Cry for it! Men Die for it!"

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12. "El Tabaco Negro del Diablo"

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11. An Alternative Take on the "Gateway Drug" Theory

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10. This one is just ridiculous

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9. "Teenage Dope Slaves"

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8. "The Devil's Weed"

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7. "A cheap and evil girl sets a hopped-up killer against a city"

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6. "Women will do anything for it!"

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5. "Murder! Insanity! Death!"

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4. "Weird Orgies, Wild Parties, Unleashed Passions"

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3. How to Cure "Conjestion" with Marijuana

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2. "Devil's Harvest"

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1. "Assassin of Youth"

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While most trends seem to move towards safer and more well-protected activities for children, this might be the wrong approach when it comes to playgrounds. At least, that’s what a recent video from Vox’s By Design series, which explores the concept of “adventure parks,” argues. "They can play with any dangerous tool, they can take really dangerous risks and overcome them, and this builds up a tremendous sense of self-confidence in themselves," Marjory Allen, landscape architect and the person most responsible for popularizing the adventure park concept, said in an archival interview.

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