In 1979 The War On Drugs Outlawed The McDonald’s Spoon
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 a controlled substance…”
One bhing led to another and the spoon was banned. It was replced with this:
Yeah, the acid tab dispensor…