This propaganda film tells the story about drug dealers, Mae and Jack, who bait the local high school students to come to Mae’s apartment and smoke marijuana. All the students that partake in the happenings at Mae’s apartment have their lives completely altered.
(66 minutes, Black and White)

Starring: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles 
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier

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1. The film was originally supposed to be shown to parents to teach them about the dangers of using cannabis.

2. Reefer Madness did not gain an audience until the 1970’s as unintentional comedy for advocates of cannabis reform policy.


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