Reefer Madness: First Anti-Drug Propaganda Film

Reefer Madness is considered to be the first anti-drug propaganda film.

Reefer Madness was the first film to fully inform the public of the dangers of habitual marijuana use. This morality tale lectures parents on how easy is it for wayward students lured by pushers to fall prey to such tragic events as a hit and run accident, manslaughter, suicide, rape, and a descent into general madness, all because of the devil weed.

Indeed, nominally, Reefer Madness was a cautionary tale about the dangers of marijuana-induced psychosis and other illnesses.

But over the years, the poster has become a classic decorating dormitory rooms in colleges across the country