CANNABIS CULTURE – I’m finally catching up with the acclaimed AMC series “Mad Men” and its marijuana references.
Set in the 1960s, the first season had talk of a competing ad agency where everyone smoked and the creative product was better.
Adman Don Draper smokes pot with his Greenwich Village girlfriend Midge, whose friends give him grief about his career. In the following episode he refuses a job with a global ad agency, saying when he leaves his current job he’ll do something else with his life.
Season 3 has an episode with mousy-secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson announcing “I want to smoke some marijuana” then, “I’m so high.” It’s nice she’s having some fun, after having a child out of wedlock to a jerk account executive in the last season.
Mad Men is currently on hiatus but will return to AMC in 2012 for Season 5.
Go to AMC’s official Mad Men website.