Anorak | In 1979 The War On Drugs Outlawed The McDonald’s Spoon

In 1979 The War On Drugs Outlawed The McDonald’s Spoon

by | 23rd, September 2014



MCDONALDS alientated a key demographic among its clientele: the drugs user.

McDonalds created a spoon that could measure out exactly 100 milligram amount of drugs. No, not sugar or salt (those will be banned soon enough), rather speed, cocaine and whatever else the cool kids were buying to get stoned with.

Anti-drugs lobbyists  led to the spoon’s removal from view, it being classed as drugs “paraphernalia”.

In 1979, the DEA proposed the  Model Drug Paraphernalia Act:

“The term ‘drug paraphernalia’ means any equipment, product, or material of any kind which is primarily intended or designed for use in manufacturing, compounding, converting, concealing, producing, processing, preparing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body

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