Know the language of drugs

From the Huron Daily Plainsman - May 28, 1971.

The Northwestern National Bank evidently thought it was important people know the correct terminology. Click the image for a larger version.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 27, 2014
     Category: Drugs | 1970s | Slang

From back in the day when banks still wanted your business and were good members of the community. Either that or they wanted you too high to notice the next anal probing that was coming down the pike.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/27/14 at 09:44 AM
"Straight - Under the influence of narcotics"
Posted by tadchem on 01/27/14 at 12:56 PM
Wanted us to know the correct terminology for the stuff they make millions off of laundering the profits for.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/27/14 at 02:32 PM
Remember that the "Greatest Generation" still had the reins of power before giving in to the "Boomers." This list isn't too far beyond the "Reefer Madness" era and in my mind I hear it being read off by Jack Webb in his best Sergeant Friday rendition.

This also brings to mind NRPS' "Henry". Now I'll have the tune in my head for the rest of the day.
Posted by KDP on 01/27/14 at 03:04 PM
Thanks for the trip down memory lane (or what's left of it). Not that they got all of the definitions right, as tadchem points out. The "experts" they consulted were having fun at their expense.
Posted by Harvey on 01/27/14 at 10:18 PM
It is fairly accurate. I suspect the 'straight' one is a typo. Just think how much tax and legitimate money could have been made over the last hundred years if the drug trade had been commercialised and not forced underground.
Posted by dumbledoor on 01/28/14 at 05:05 AM
Just think how many tax dollars (and lives) could have been saved.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/28/14 at 05:07 AM
I can think of so many other terms in use; of course, I lived in San Francisco during the early to mid-70s.
Posted by Fritz on 01/28/14 at 11:04 AM
The usual mix of accuracy and irrelevance; there are several which are just common, innocent slang ("fuzz", "hog") and sometimes not even slang at all ("Kilo"!? 2.2 pounds of marijuana?)

And they didn't even include the most dangerous drug of all, bananadine.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/28/14 at 11:07 AM
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