From Wizard Smoke To Killer Spice: The Rise And Fall Of Fake Marijuana

Whenever there’s something good, there are people who want to make a copy of that thing, but cheaper and worse, to make more of the money. Marijuana is no exception. Come with me now on a journey through the wild, wacky, and woeful world of make-believe Mary Jane …

FAKE POT PHASE ONE: MISLEADING HERBAL BLENDS

If you were a reader of High Times magazine during a 20 year period starting in the late ’80s, you would have seen page after page of ads for what looked like primo mail-order weed. They’d have enticing names like Rasta Blend, Thai-Stix, Afghanish, BC Hydro, and Ultra Wizard Smoke. They’d look like the dankest of dank nugs, perfect examples of high-end cannabis cultivation, some carefully sealed in glass tubes for your eventual enjoyment.

Somewhere out there is a warehouse still full of this stuff…

These companies were spending mad cash on advertising and promotions, so they must have been shipping a lot of this fake weed stuff across the country. Of course, this was in the days before dispensaries being common in many states, but if it wasn’t really weed, what was it?

You’d read the label,

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