The Documentary I Will Be Discussing Is A Propaganda Film About The Exaggerated Effects Of `` Marihuana ``

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The documentary I will be discussing is a propaganda film about the exaggerated effects of "marihuana," called Reefer Madness. The movie follows the story of a group of suppliers who make a profit by enticing "kids" (young adults and teenagers) into their exciting lifestyle and getting them addicted to marijuana cigarettes. Their smoking leads to reckless behavior that results in a hit-and-run accident, one attempted rape, two deaths, a murder trial, and suicide. I will be applying three terms/theories of deviance to this film, including Stigma, Primary Deviance, and Secondary Deviance. The characters in the movie include siblings Mary and Jimmy Lane, and Mary 's boyfriend Bill; they are the "kids" in the film, or the victims. The older adults include Mae, the apartment owner, Jack, Ralph, and Blanche; they are the antagonists. The story truly begins when Jimmy and Bill first visit Mae 's apartment to attend their first reefer party. The party quickly runs out of marijuana cigarettes, and Mae sends Jack for more. However, because Jack 's car is in the shop, Jimmy obliviously agrees to drive him to the pick-up spot, because he has borrowed his sister 's car for the day. Jimmy smokes another reefer cigarette and waits outside until Jack is done. On the way back to Mae 's apartment, Jimmy begins driving wildly, refusing to heed Jack 's shouted warnings. They barrel through a stop light, Jimmy supposedly high out of his mind, and hit a man crossing the street. Jimmy does not

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