Hemp, too close to reefer madness for comfort, was one of them.
University of Colorado cracks down on 4/20 reefer madness, but a few students still manage to party.
Armstrong told Harold that reefer was "medicine for headaches, toothaches, and the blues," advice Conrad took to heart.
“We were taught with reefer Madness that it was a hard-core drug and we should veer away from it,” she says.
He went into his bedroom and returned with a heavy "reefer" jacket.
He acknowledged that it was bad enough to kill a dog, but that a reefer could stand it.
Malcolm unbuttoned his reefer, and, after much tugging, pulled out a handsome little gold watch.
"You couldn't wear no misses' reefer," Feigenbaum said ungallantly.
Douglass tentatively placed his hand in the side pocket of his reefer.
Well, MCracken, go and put on your reefer; the nights cold, and will be colder.
"marijuana cigarette," 1920s, perhaps an alteration of Mexican Spanish grifo "marijuana, drug addict" [OED]; or perhaps from reef (v.), on resemblance to a rolled sail. It also meant "pickpocket" in criminal slang (1935). Reefer also was a nickname for "midshipman" (1818) "because they attend in the tops during the operation of reefing" [Century Dictionary], which is the source of the meaning "coat of a nautical cut" (1878) worn by sailors and fishermen "but copied for general use in the fashions of 1888-90" [CD].
reefer reef·er (rē'fər)
Marijuana, especially a marijuana cigarette.
A refrigerated railroad car, truck, ship, etc; freeze: A malfunction in a refrigerated trailer, or reefer, raises the temperature
[1914+; fr refrigerated]
A front-page paragraph referring to a story on an inside page: The Times ran a reefer with the new term for ''change of mind'' subtly noted/ The Timeses of New York or LA could produce front pages of refers, meaning concise summaries that resemble the tops of articles (1990s+ Newspaper office)