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

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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

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1969
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Election Day Performances




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March
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1975
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No Cards For 'Sun'




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9
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August
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1973
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HRP Regards Split With Rainbow Party As Not Serious




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1972
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