Puff, the Magic Marijuana Rumor

It all started with a 1964 Dorothy Kilgallen column.


The career of Dorothy Kilgallen was truly remarkable. If you’re not familiar with her many journalistic exploits, starting with a round-the-world race in 1936 against fellow reporters Bud Ekins (New York World-Telegram) and Leo Kieran (New York Times), do yourself a favor and read this bio.

Many folks today remember Kilgallen from her years as a panelist on TV quiz show What’s My Line?, from 1950 to 1965 (when she passed away). Others connect her to the final days of JFK.

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