• “Assassin of Youth”. 1937.

“Assassin of Youth”. 1937.

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This vintage poster from 1937, titled "Assassin of Youth," is a prime example of the alarmist propaganda that was rampant during the era of cannabis prohibition. The poster features sensationalized language and imagery, warning of the supposed dangers of marijuana use.

The poster includes the ominous phrase "Assassin of Youth," a label that was frequently used to describe cannabis during the early 20th century. It also features the words "Wild Mad Thrills," which implies that the use of marijuana leads to irrational and dangerous behavior.

Despite the hyperbolic claims made in this poster and others like it, the reality of cannabis use is far less extreme. While it is true that cannabis can have psychoactive effects on the brain, the idea that it turns users into violent or unpredictable individuals is a myth that has been repeatedly debunked.

The "Assassin of Youth" poster is a valuable artifact of the propaganda campaigns that were used to demonize cannabis during the early 20th century. By examining these historical artifacts, we can gain a better understanding of the political and social forces that led to the prohibition of cannabis and other drugs.

Display this vintage poster in your home or office as a reminder of the complex history of drug policy in the United States, and the ongoing debate surrounding the legalization of cannabis.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan

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