"Sweet Marijuana" 1934

Public Domain

Thought your grandparents were prudes? Think again!

This is the film that contains the "Sweet Marijuana" song and dance number of 1934. It got past the censors because at the time the film was made, marijuana's legality in the United States varied by state, and marijuana was prescribed by physicians for medicinal use. Today, most copies of the film delete the "Sweet Marijuana" number.
According the Kitty Carlisle in the documentary Complicated Women (2003), when the "Sweet Marijuana" number was being filmed, she had no idea what marijuana was. She thought it was a Mexican musical instrument.

Source and credit: Public Domain


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