|One of many pro-pot "underground" |
publications in 1970.
An ad agency creative exec (think Mad Men), who also chose to remain anonymous, speculated, “In the absence of any conclusive scientific evidence one way or the other as to whether ‘pot’ is harmful, I think it’ll eventually become legal. Prohibition demonstrated that you’re not going to make something disappear by making it illegal – and that’s part of the problem. Drugs today are what alcohol was in the 1920s, namely sin. And what legislator wants to go on record as being in favor of sin? But if everyone does it, it becomes less sinful.”
|"Natalie" might have been even more excited |
if National Food Stores started selling
packages of marijuana next to the cartons
of Tareytons and Luckies.
The 1970 Supermarketing article concluded, “All of this may be so much conjectural blue haze. The opposition to marijuana remains strong among legislators, educators and parents. Its delights and dangers are still largely uncharted and it may indeed, in some cases, lead to an urge for stronger and more harmful drugs. Nevertheless, it may one day be sold across supermarket counters.”
If one were to travel back in time to 1970, and tell the people from then about "the future," would they really believe that America in The Year Two Thousand and Twelve is still battling over the issue of marijuana legalization?