Title: Reefer Madness
Creator: Tell Your Children church group then later purchased by Dwain Esper
Format: Movie poster
This poster was released in pamphlet and poster form all across the country in order to associate cannabis with murder, rape, and the devil. The poster was designed to instill fear into those who knew nothing about cannabis and convince them that cannabis would ruin your life and the others around you. Despite the blatant lies and clear scientific inaccuracies, the images associated with the movie caused massive public hysteria and outcry for change and as a result cannabis and any associated plants were outlawed and declared illegal narcotics despite being harmless. The effects of this poster and movie are still being felt today as the the legalization debate still boils on, as many still attempt to sway the general public with lies similar to those in the movie.The poster shows that the general public can be swayed simply by information manipulation, this happens everyday in our society but in different ways.