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A Blast from the Past with these 1976-1981 Cocaine Paraphernalia Ads

By Beenthere2Hippie, Aug 7, 2016 | Updated: Aug 7, 2016 | |
  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    View attachment 51562 These advertisements, ripped from magazines such as Head, High Times, Rush and Flash offer a glimpse of the wide range of flashy gear and accessories offered to the cocaine connoisseur of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

    While the War on Drugs was underway — Ronald Reagan popularized that infamous phrase in 1971 — and cocaine was still very much illegal, selling and marketing paraphernalia (“Not intended for illegal use!”) was a legitimate and lucrative business.

    The devices and gadgets up for sale include the practical, such as a spray to ease irritated nostrils and View attachment 51566
    products to keep the powder dry and free of clumps.

    Then there's more performative and ostentatious gear,
    including gold-plated razor blades and ornately carved,
    ivory snorting straws.


    For a drug as classy and luxurious as coke, a rolled-up dollar bill simply won’t do.



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    View attachment 51565 These advertisements, ripped from magazines such as Head, High Times, Rush and Flash offer
    a glimpse of the wide range of flashy gear and accessories offered to the cocaine connoisseur
    of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.



    While the War on Drugs was underway — Ronald Reagan popularized that infamous phrase
    in 1971 — and cocaine was still very much illegal, selling and marketing paraphernalia
    (“Not intended for illegal use!”) was a legitimate and lucrative business.


    The devices and gadgets up for sale include the practical, such as a spray to ease irritated nostrils
    and products to keep the powder dry and free of clumps. Then there's more performative and
    ostentatious gear, including gold-plated razor blades and ornately carved, ivory snorting straws.










    For a drug as classy and luxurious as coke, a rolled-up dollar bill simply won’t do.

    To view a slew of more ads like these from this time-gone-by period in America's recent past, please go here. --and enjoy!

















    By Alex Q. Arbuckle - Mashable/Aug. 5, 2016
    http://mashable.com/2016/08/05/cocaine-paraphernalia-ads/#CTQ48IMwJmq6
    Graphics by various, unknown artists
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    Beenthere2Hippie
    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

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