Druglink article 2004 – Beware: stoned hippies at large by Alan Travis

As newspapers spooked the public with stories of cannabis-crazed hippies and glue sniffing kids, the real drug problem in 1974 was Britain’s love affair with sleeping pills. Alan Travis, The Guardian’s home affairs editor, looks back at the media’s treatment of drug use 30 years ago.

Beware: stoned hippies at large (PDF)