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one. Death itself is not ruled out as too high a price for scourging
demons—and death is the penalty for drug sales under some statutes. On the
other hand, the repentant junkie or acid head is the most welcome of guests.
This lack of repentance, however, is far more common among potheads than among
junkies—and the repentant junkie far more common than the repentant pothead. Part of
society's wrath (and outright puzzlement) stems from the lack of willingness on the part of
the marijuana subculture to see the other side, from their lack of shame and even their
feeling of superiority to the rest of society.
N O T E S
1. AMA, Council on Mental Health, "Marihuana and Society," The Journal of the
American Medical Association 204, No. 13 (Tune 24, 1968): 1182. (back)
2. The title of an article published in The Attack, July 1968, p. 13.(back)
3. This term was invented by Joel Fort to describe the irrational nature of the antipot
propaganda. See, for instance, "A World View of Marijuana: Has the World Gone to
Pot?," Journal of Psychedelic Drugs 2, No. 1 (Fall 1968): 5. Dr. Fort also writes of the
marijuana "mythogenesis." (back)
4. Editors of the Marijuana Newsletter 1, No. 2 (March 15, 1965): 9. (back)
5. Many of the drug's opponents agree, but rule that it is irrelevant: Donald B. Louria,
The Drug Scene (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968), p. 115:
... marihuana's dangers... seem no greater than the documented deleterious effects of
alcohol. If the questions before us were a national referendum to decide whether we would
use... either alcohol or marihuana, I might personally vote for marihuana— but that is not
the question. The question is simply whether we are to add to our alcohol burden another
6. Edward R. Bloomquist, "Marijuana: Social Benefit or Social Detriment?" California
Medicine 106 (May 1967): 352. (back)
7. Garnet E. Brennan, "Marijuana Witchhunt," Evergreen Review, June 1968, p. 55.
8. Ibid., p. 56. (back)
9. Donald B. Louria, "Cool Talk About Hot Drugs," New York Times Magazine, August
6, 1967, p. 51. In his book, The Drug Scene, Louria makes the same point; cf. p. 112.
10. David P. Ausubel, Drug Addiction (New York: Random House, 1958), pp. 99-100.
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11. Richard Brotman and Frederic Suffet, "Marijuana Users' Views of Marijuana
Use" (Paper presented at the American Psychopathological Association Annual Meeting,
February 1969), p. 13. (back)
12. Synesthesia is more common with the more potent psychedelics (hallucinogens).
For a technical discussion, see Heinrich Kluver, Mescal and Mechanisms of Hallucination
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966; originally published in 1928), pp. 49-50.
13. Terry Southern, "You're too Hip, Baby," included in the collection of stories, Red-
Dirt Marijuana and Other Tastes (New York: Signet, 1968), pp. 76 77. (back)
14. The quote
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