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Reefer Madness review: Adaptation of cult parody leaves audience on a high

MUSICAL REEFER MADNESS ★★★½ Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney Chapel Off Chapel Until December 4

Reefer Madness was one of the first movies to be embraced as a "cult classic", and like all the purest camp, it began with serious purpose. Financed by a church group in the late 1930s and originally titled Tell Your Children, the film aimed to warn parents of the perils of marijuana (now legal for recreational use in eight US states).

Ben Adams in Reefer Madness: The Musical.

No one is saying cannabis is risk-free, but as anti-drug propaganda goes, nothing has ever come close to being as rabid and ill-informed as Reefer