Seeking pro-legalization clips
June 2, 2005 12:33 PM   Subscribe

MaryJaneFilter: I'm looking for audio clips (mp3, wav, whatever) relating specifically to the drug prohibition / war on drugs debate in the US.

Seeking both well-reasoned dialog as well as red-faced rants from BOTH sides of the debate (both for and against legalization), but I'm mostly interested in stuff related to marijuana. It's for a music project, so copyright-free clips would be ideal.

For inspiration, see this recent MeFi thread
posted by LordSludge to Society & Culture (6 answers total)
There is a George Carlin piece about the US is losing the war on drugs to a bunch of stoners. I'm not sure where to find it but it is funny.
posted by chicken nuglet at 1:16 PM on June 2, 2005

Try Pot TV. It's run by the BC Marijuana party.

Also, my multimedia friends get a lot of stuff from, but I'm sure you know about that already.
posted by muddgirl at 1:38 PM on June 2, 2005

A couple minutes into this show you'll find my contribution. It's the 7th clip in. Also check out Bill Hicks for sounds clips relating his views on drugs.
posted by sudasana at 4:08 PM on June 2, 2005

Second Bill Hicks.

For a laugh, watch the 1937 educational film "Reefer Madness" - it's a classic example of old-school scare tactics. "Johnny here took one puff on a marijuana cigarette and then killed his whole family. WITH AN AXE!"

Good fun to watch if you're, you know.
posted by blag at 5:21 PM on June 2, 2005

There are some mp3s of Ronald Reagan drug policy speeches floating around, or at least there were when I was looking to blend them with weed-obsessed hip-hop instrumentals. Check p2p networks, or If neither of those work, I may have 'em stored somewhere. My email's in my profile.
posted by box at 6:52 PM on June 2, 2005

Yes,, lots of great "mental hygiene" films, a quick search for marijuana turns up: The Terrible Truth, (1951), described as "Early (and sensational) film on marijuana use as a route to heroin addiction."
posted by LarryC at 10:48 AM on June 3, 2005

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