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Topic: drugs

Throwback Thursday: Don't Know What to Do With Dad? Drug Him!

A 1959 mag ad for Thorazine

How do you calm grandpa down when he gets in one of his moods? Well, in the 1950s, you cooled him out with some heavy-duty amphetamines. This 1959 magazine ad…

Australia's Brutal New Anti-Meth Ads Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Just like one of the characters'

In Australia, "ice" is anything but cool. Ice addiction—that is, a taste for crystal meth—has become a terrifying scourge Down Under, prompting the federal government to launch a six-week, $9 million…

Leave It to Ben & Jerry's to Write the Best Tweet About Colorado's New Marijuana Law

Who's craving a pint?

On Jan. 1, Colorado became the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana to anyone 21 or older. Sales have become so successful that stores are unable to…

Weird Burger King Ad Says It's Better to Be Addicted to Whoppers Than Drugs

Which will kill you first?

In this controversial Burger King ad from Russia, a Whopper crushes a flower as a voiceover informs us: "This is a poppy. It was popular once, but now its time…

Are Americans Ready for Marijuana Advertising?

Legalization is one thing, says a new study, but marketing quite another

Whether one’s attitudes about marijuana cleave closer to Nancy Reagan or Cheech and Chong, there’s no denying that the drug’s bad reputation is slowly burning off. Consider: Seventeen states have…

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