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21 Most Laughably Ineffective American Drug PSAs

Since 1988, the U.S. government has spent well over $1 billion on anti-drugs advertising. These are the best of the worst ads from the “War On Drugs.”

1. We’ll start with: The Classic.

2. Rachel Leigh Cook breaks stuff in the follow-up ad.

3. Another classic “I LEARNED IT BY WATCHING YOU!”

4. The modern-day follow-up to the above spot. Dad is definitely a Tweaker.

Video available at: http://vimeo.com/44400620.

5. “This is your leg on drugs…”

6. So, my brain is much more chill on pot. Cool.

7. Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Thai stick, LOL.

8. Smoke weed, and your dog talks to you? Cool.

9. Smoking weed = getting kicked by a mini-horse.

10. If you smoke pot, the terrorists win. Who’s the Mr. Know-it-all bald guy? NSA? CIA?

11. And here is an amazingly racist PSA — “Drug abuse is the new slavery.”

12. Faux Fresh Prince is straight up goofy.

13. Yisssssssssssss. PSA straight out of Buckaroo Banzai.

14. Meth — It turns white women into black women? What the FUCK.

15. Let’s all sing the METH jingle!

16. Meth — man killed by exploding hummingbird.

17. Meth — YOU’RE SUCH A BAD PHOTOGRAPHER, MOM, I’M GOING TO KILL YOU. (not a government ad)

18. Uncle Ron is fucking hilarious.

19. Anti-pot ad that was perfectly parodied by Dave Chappelle (see his parody here).

20. The 2nd funniest anti-pot spot ever produced. It won a lot of awards!

21. And, the funniest anti-pot spot ever produced.

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