August 1, 2016

Back in the Day When They Used to Market Cocaine: These Coke Gear Ads From the Mid-1970s and Early 1980s Are Bonkers

The 1970s, when disco dust was plentiful and there were cocaine paraphernalia ads galore in head magazines. Although the "glamorised" drug wasn’t legal in America, it didn’t stop the drug and tools for doing it being marketed in magazines or newspapers.

Inspired by the hit Netflix series Narcos, a drama about the life of world infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, fans of the crime drama decided to do some investigating of their own and dug up "coke gear" ads from drug magazines published between 1976 to 1981, posting the collection on The World's Best Ever.

Here are some of the advertising from the coke era between 1976 and 1981.

(The World's Best Ever, via Dangerous Minds)


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