THE REEFER MADNESS ERA
THE COMPLETE PRICE GUIDE
With numerous indexes for Magazines, Pulp Fiction Books, Old Radio Programs, Films, Comic books, Governmental Pamphlets etc. A Great Resource and Collectors Guide to Reefer Madness Era Lore and Collectibles.
A PRICE & PRODUCT GUIDE
Reefer Madness Era Collectibles & Lore
What is Reefer Madness? Why This Book?
There really is no established definition for the term. No dictionary, at least none that we’ve been able to locate, carries a definition. They carry definitions of terms such as Assassin, Dope Addict, Drug Abuser, Violence, Criminal Acts . . . . etc., all implying Medical Marihuana as the cause; But no mention of the term ‘Reefer Madness?'
And as if to add insult to injury, no library indexing system, no book, magazine or newspaper indexing systems contain Reefer Madness sub-divisions. Even major bookstores have no shelving sub-sections devoted to the subject. Which in turn makes it (how shall we put it), somewhat difficult for those interested in the topic to find anything.
Thus the reason for this book; --- Our hope is that it will give collectors of Reefer Madness memorabilia a starting point. A simple but concise way of identifying, locating and pricing some of these lovely collectibles. As you go through the chapters, you will be able to locate numerous indexes to comic books, detective magazines, films, old time radio programs, pulp fiction novels etc. . . . etc, on numerous collectable subsections along with price and purchasing tips, which the reader may find of interest.
But here one must ask the question, why would anyone be interested in collections of such lore? The answer goes back to our original question: What is Reefer Madness? To some the term simply implies an old movie, but to all so many others (especially medical marihuana patients) the term implies all so much more.
This author himself, became all too aware of its true meaning some years back, when a friend of mine died of cancer. I personally witnessed the horrors of chemotherapy, along with the beneficial effects of Medical Cannabis. No need for scientific studies (of which there are many of) to convince me of what I could see with my own eyes. But, why I asked myself, wasn’t Medical Cannabis (Medical Marihuana) legal? This was my own personal introduction to the world of Reefer Madness collectibles.
It is a fact that in the 1930’s, our very own federal government (which we all love and hold so dear), engaged in what has been termed, ‘The snow job of the century.” Literally a dis-information campaign of orchestrated lies was launched against the use of Medical Cannabis, well past the point of demonizing it. According to official government statements at the time, Medical Marihuana Drug Addicts [supposedly under the influence of Medical Marihuana] were responsible for some of the most bestial crimes imaginable. Boys, for no reason at all, were going around grabbing axes and chopping people to death. Young scantly clad girls were jumping out of windows due to its evil influence. etc. . . .
Throughout the 1930’s, the government kept up a constant barrage of lies, claiming that the use of Medical Marihuana led to violent acts. A campaign that was kept up until well into the late 1970’s. The effects of which are still with us to this day. Examples:
Granted, I think these individuals were [putting it politely] very miss-informed on the matter. But that’s just the point, where did their words, their very thoughts on the matter come from? ALL can be traced directly to the Reefer Madness Era and it’s still ongoing after effects.
- At a job-fare, I noticed a sign which read, “Pre-employment drug screening is required.” When I inquired if Medical Marihuana was included, instead of an answer, I got nothing but ridicule. “HO, ho, what have you been smoking", etc. All the while (in my minds eye) I was watching my friend die.
- My auto insurance company has a one DUI and you’re out policy. So I asked about their Medical Marihuana policy --- you should have seen the look of hate in her eyes. It’s hard to describe the moment, other than to say that she didn’t think very kindly of cancer patients.
- Just a few days after my friend's death, a cop gets on TV and makes it clear that he thought that this whole Medical Marihuana thing was nothing more than a conspiracy of the unwashed hippy. That he had deliberately gotten cancer, just so he’ll have an excuse to use medical Marihuana --- But that they [the cops] weren’t buying it.
This book documents that era. But this is no history book, instead it takes the reader through each of the various classifications of Reefer Madness Era collectibles. Each chapter documenting not only a specific sub-section [say Old Time Radio Programs] but also showing how the conspirators made effective use of it as a propaganda tool.
Wherever possible, indexes are provided. The idea is to give the collector as much locational information as possible. Information that not only educates, but assist collectors, helping them to determine prices, purchasing / sales methods etc. Additionally, (for those conspiracy buffs out there, it also serves to document one of the greatest con-jobs, our very own government has ever pulled.
WARNING: While every effort has been taken to tone down or de-sensationalize the material. DUE TO THE VERY NATURE of the origin of the Anti-Medical Marihuana Laws, the content of this book, may be inappropriate for younger readers.
KILLS WHOLE FAMILY
A RUSH TO JUDGEMENT
Victor Licata was an innocent young man who in 1933 was accused of committing a terrible crime. A crime so hideous, it is said by many to have lead to the creation of the anti-Medical Marihuana laws.
THERE WAS ONLY ONE PROBLEM – HE WAS INNOCENT.
HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD:
- That there was a SERIAL AXE MURDERER in the Tampa area at the time.
- That the Licata family was NOT the only Tampa family cut down by this murderer?
- That Victor Licata only weighed 113 pounds at the time.
- That . . .
MORE . .
[Last Update June 2013]
SECTION I [A Good Place To Get Started]
Chapter I.I - ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND DICTIONARIES - During the Reefer Madness Era:
"MARIHUANA: A subtle, crazing drug . . . surreptitiously sold in U.S. in the form of cigarettes. Narcotic officials named it 'The Assassin of Youth,' and state that it is as dangerous as a coiled rattlesnake. Its effects when smoked vary with different Individuals. . . . An addict was hanged in Baltimore in 1937 for a criminal assault on a ten-year-old girl. In Fla. a crazed youth killed his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister. In more than 30 cases of murder or degenerate sex crimes in 1937, marijuana proved to be a contributing cause." -- And hey, would a Dictionary lie to us?
Chapter I.II - MAGAZINES AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES - During the Reefer Madness Era:
MAGAZINE ARTICLES : From the Golden Age of Reefer Madness. And believe us, for some (primarily the Porno and True Detective Genres) Reefer Madness wasn't an era, IT WAS A TIME TO GO APE. Just think of it, stories about naked co-ed girls jumping out of windows, young boys grabbing axes etc., -- AND best of all, it was all done under the banner of WARNING the public about the evils of Medical Marihuana. Everything has been indexed.
Chapter I.III - EDUCATIONAL TEXTBOOKS AND PROPAGANDA - From the Reefer Madness Era:
CHILDREN'S SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS: Hey mon, Hey dad, look what I learn in school today. A look at what your grandparents were being taught in school during the Reefer Madness era.
Chapter I.IV - THE ROLE OF BOOKS THAT SHAPED THE REEFER MADENSS CAMPAIGN:
HARDCOVERS, PULP FICTION, PAMPHLETS & LEAFLETS: The main objective of any dis-information campaign is to shape and then control public opinion. In the case of the Reefer Madness campaign, this would mean imprinting the impression that only criminals, sex trade workers and people of the lowest classes (meaning blacks and Mexicans) would ever make use of Medical Marihuana etc. And given how well orchestrated the dis-information campaign was conducted. It is obvious that any useful medium of dissemination would NOT have been ignored by them.
SECTION II [Getting Into The Spirit]
Chapter 2 - CANNABIS - A Short Graphical History:
All information has been taken from our sister museum @ www.AntiqueCannabisBook.com
2.1 - The Neanderthals: --- 40,000 BC
2.2 - Pre-Recorded (Human) History)
2.3 - The Creation:
2.4 - The Ancient Hebrews
2.5 - Jesus and Cannabis
2.6 - Ancient Egypt
2.7 - Mesopotamia & Assyria -- 3,000 BC
2.8 - Chinese Herbal -- 2000 BC
2.9 - Arabic Medicine
2.10 - [MORE]
Chapter II -2 - Why the Laws:
Chapter II -3 - Great Quotes & Trivia:
SECTION III |
OLD TIME RADIO (Reefer Madness Era) PROGRAMS:
THE DARK SIDE OF O.T.R.
REEFER MADNESS ERA BROADCAST SPEECHES
MAIN INDEX OF (Reefer Madness) OLD TIME RADIO PROGRAMS
MUSIC MAGAZINES -
OTR INDEX - OF POSSIBLE REEFER MADNESS RECORDINGS
OTR INDEX - OF NON-REEFER MADNESS OTR's
THE REEFER MADNESS ERA: THE VOICES OF EVIL
Old Time Radio
Dr. FU MANCHU and Medical Marihuana as a Drug of Interrogation
MARCO POLO AND The Old Man of the Mountain