Promotional matchbook for the 1939 re-release of the 1936 Daring Marihuana Exposé anti-marijuana film.

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“On the Trail of Marihuana is a booklet published in 1939 by Pacific Press Publishing Association. PPPA was and is a subsidiary of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. On the Trail reflects the involvement of prohibitionist religious organizations in the development and promotion of cannabis prohibition.”

Excerpt and image from: .

It was published in in Santa Clara county. That’s a little north of southern California but a search reveals one mention of an incident in Inglewood, though, which is a suburb of Los Angeles. You can read the publication at the link.

Marihuana, with an “h” instead of a “j” seemed to be the preferred spelling in 1939.

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