In 1969 both Time and Life magazine had covers featuring the problem of drugs and the young generation. In an article titled “Pop Drugs: The High as a Way of Life” — the magazine showed an array of statistics about youthful drug use. At the August 1969 Woodstock music festival in upstate New York for instance, “some 90% of the 400,000 participants openly smoked marijuana [which brought] the youthful drug culture to a new apogee.” At about the same time Life magazine published a huge article about marijuana use.
While not making bombers and nuclear missiles, and paying millions of dollars in bribes to foreign governments the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation joined in the concern. The Lockheed Corporation, an American aerospace company founded in 1926 by Allan Lockheed, sponsored a series of short films: Case Study: Heroin, Case Study: Amphetamines, Case Study: Barbiturates and Case Study: LSD. The message was clear: drugs ware dangerous and they might be deadly if you take them at a nuclear missile production factory. Two years later the company was drowning in debt and eventually had to be loaned 1.4 billion dollars by the US Government.
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