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While you decide how you want to spend this glorious Friday of Spring Weekend, April 20th of the last year before the earth implodes, be sure to stay cognizant of the dangers of Marihuana addiction, as highlighted by the 1936 classic Reefer Madness.
That’s right, the “new drug menace which is destroying the youth of America in alarmingly increasing numbers” might even find its way onto our beloved campus. Think of how much less fun the What Cheer? Brigade would be if you spent the whole concert wanting to rape, murder, run over pedestrians with your new T-Bird and/or leap out a third-story window just because you think you can fly. Because that’s what you’re looking at with Public Enemy Number One — La Marihuana.
Sure, you might even be able to get your drug past concert security. Maybe you’re able to sneak it in via the heel of a woman’s shoe, a hollowed shaving brush or a book with a false center. GHM would never think to check the interior of that Holy Bible you’re carrying in to Gambino. Who are they to question your faith?
We at BlogDH feel we have a duty to report the cold hard facts to the Brown community. Per this incredibly insightful piece of cinema, here is the typical progression of a Marihuana addiction:
1. Violent, uncontrollable laughter.
2. Dangerous hallucinations.
3. Emotional disturbances, the total inability to direct thoughts, the loss of all power to resist physical emotions.
4. Acts of shocking violence.
5. Incurable insanity.
Open your eyes, because this drug might be coming for you next. Or you! Or even YOU! Reefer Madness is, quite simply, the best movie ever made. (And I’m not just saying that because I’m high.)