#7 Ann Arbor Stories: The Legendary Weed Contest of 1975

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May 12, 2016


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The Legendary Weed Contest of 1975 wasn’t just any contest. It was more than just a sweepstakes where the grand prize winner received one full-scale pound of Columbian smoking marijuana. It was a statement. A call to revolution. A brilliant marketing plan hatched during a smoke-filled discussion among the braintrust of the Ann Arbor Sun, looking for a way to increase the paper’s circulation.

Music by Chris Bathgate

Further reading and photos from AADL's Old News:

Contest winners announced
Legendary Weed Contest of 1975 ad
Prosecutor's Effort Fails to Halt Pot Giveaway
Prosecutor in court to halt pot contest

Length: 00:10:14
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Article Keywords:Ann Arbor Sun, Marijuana
People:David Fenton
Media Categories:Ann Arbor, History, Local Creators, Local History
Media Series:Ann Arbor Stories
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Too funny

Too funny


I can't believe this is true. So cool!!