Mad Men and Their Marijuana

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.

An interview with actress Rosemarie DeWitt, who plays Midge, said it was suggested she read Diane DiPrima’s “Memoirs of a Beatnik” in preparation for the role.

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.

Ellen Komp is an activist, writer, and regular contributor to Cannabis Culture. She manages the website and blogs at Tokin Woman.


1 Comment

  1. Ashley on

    Hey i was just wondering how a person like me could get a job with a company like you i love plants of all kinda and would love to be a part of helping people like some in my family that need to smoke for pain.

    If you have any info on jobs and how to get one could you email me back with the info i have tones of training on computers and all the office programs..

    Thank you so much