Drugs - the Sixties
Users would light-up using a conventional pipe (like Fred MacMurray smoked on My Three Sons), in a hookah or bong (two types of pipes which incorporate water), or most commonly in a hand rolled form resembling a cigarette.
Such "cigarettes" were often referred to as a "joint", "spliff", "bone", "doobie", "reefer" or "Hey, gimme that!"
While marijuana itself was sometimes called "pot",
"weed", "herb", "smoke", "reefer", "Mary Jane" or "Hey, gimme that!"
Sometimes injected intravenously, but usually ingested by sniffing it
up the nose, the powdered drug's general effect is similar to that of
most amphetamines (also known as "speed") and allegedly produces a
feeling of euphoria. And speaking of "speed"…
But what did you do after a long, hard day
of eating "speed" when you wanted to get some sleep and all you could
do was shiver?
But when people wanted to really come down, there was a much more
was called "shooting-up" and heroin itself was known as "smack",
"horse", or the more appropriate "poison". This insidious drug exacted
an alarming death toll before the decade's close.
This mood-altering substance was discovered in 1938,
used by various covert organizations as an interrogation tool, and was
valued recreationally (in liquid or pills) for the hallucinogenic
episodes ("trips") it induced. Most commonly known as "acid", a
reference to the drug can be heard on the soundtrack from Woodstock
when the stage announcer warns the crowd, "Don't take the brown acid."
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