Story: Hops, tobacco and hemp

Pot poster

Pot poster

This Department of Health poster, produced in 1970, shows how to identify the cannabis plant. Known by many names, including ‘pot’ and ‘marijuana’, high-narcotic types of cannabis are illegally grown in many parts of New Zealand and sold as a drug. When this poster was issued, use of the drug was increasing.

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Jim McAloon, 'Hops, tobacco and hemp - Hemp', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008