"Youngsters of All Ages Free to Browse Among Hashish Pipes, Obscene Comic Books" - Mike Goodman - Los Angeles Times

"Youngsters of All Ages Free to Browse Among Hashish Pipes, Obscene Comic Books" - Mike Goodman - Los Angeles Times

by: Mike Goodman | publication date: April 9, 1972 | Publication: Los Angeles Times | journal issue: 9 April 9 1972 | pages: SF_A1

"Two 13-year-olds parked their bikes and strolled into the dimly lit shop, barely glancing at the four-foot-high plastic marijuana plan at the entrance.

"They sniffed at the sweetish aroma of incense as do hundreds of other youths who frequent similar 'head shops' across the Valley that specialize in everything for the dope smoker.

"Head shops used to be frequented mainly by hippies and drug 'freaks' but observers say they now attract a broader clientele.

"And few so-called 'straight' parents or adults interviewed said they had the faintest idea what's inside the more than 20 head shops scattered among Valley communities. . . ."

The reporter observers as if a customer to report on the prevalence of young teens frequenting the more than 20 head shops in the Valley.

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