Marijuana

United States, 1968

Film
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Here, a somnolent Sonny Bono appears as the friendly face of commercial interests. This document is one of a series of reactionary films against drug use and the toning down of 1960’s youth culture. A dramatised examination of the “facts” relating to marijuana. Contrasts the use of marijuana, alcohol and other drugs. Points out that some people can develop a psychological dependence, and that the laws of the country are designed to protect both the individual and the society. [Ignores established and medical fact that cannabis was freely grown and consumed, and indeed providing the principle source of paper pulp in the U.S. until the Harris Narcotics Act of 1937]. Music by Gene Clarke.

Credits

producer/director

Max Miller

production company

Avanti Films

Language

English

Duration

00:34:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37023

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Ephemeral films

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse - Alcohol

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Marihuana

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Alcohol use

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Drug use

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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