70s Silly Shirts Weed Fairy Marijuana Distressed t-shirt Small
Chest 17.5 in.
Length 26.5 in.
Content: Feels like cotton blend
Tag Brand: Unreadable
This cool shirt is an original from the 1970s, and it features a goofy cartoon graphic that's licensed to a brand called Silly Shirts. The graphic depicts a pair of mythical pot smoking creatures that resemble something out of Jim Henson's creature shop. The shirt was supposedly crafted to support the referendum to legalize marijuana in 1972.
In 1972, the state of California was asked to vote on Proposition 19, which if passed would have legalized the use, possession, growth, processing, and transportation of marijuana for personal use by anyone over the age of 18. This was the first time a ballot initiative had ever been used to try and legalize weed in the United States, and it was backed by a large and passionate grassroots effort, that was spearheaded by a group called Amorphia. The Cannabis Co-Op was founded by Blair Newman, and the group raised funds to support legalization efforts by selling rolling papers.
Although the bill didn't garner enough votes to pass, this was still a historical moment in America. It at the very least proved that there was hope for the eventual decriminalization of the drug. Marijuana use was fairly widespread in California during the early 1970s, largely thanks to the rise of beatnik and hippie culture in the decades prior. This shirt was made during a landmark time in America's long and complex history with drugs.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small. This shirt is thin, soft, and distressed with small runs and spots throughout, see pics.