Watch as legendary Canadian journalist Lloyd Robertson gets teens drunk or high and compares their experiences on camera. From Feb 25, 1975, it’s a fascinating look at the debate on legalizing cannabis, and how little, and how much, we’ve changed in the past 42 years.
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One is sipped and the other is smoked, but how do the effects of alcohol and marijuana compare? In 1975, as the Canadian Senate considers softening marijuana laws, CBC Television’s Newsmagazine sponsors an experiment: booze vs. pot. In the alcohol study, laughter gives way to incapacitation and hangovers among the drinkers. Meanwhile, the tokers hardly seem to behave differently, although they agree the marijuana study would be a lot better with music.
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