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The ‘Every Society Is a High Society’ Show


Representing 3,500 years of human drug use and all the junk it accumulated, High Society at London’s Wellcome Collection is on now.

There are 200 artifacts on view: a photo of a vast weed cloud horizon above a Colorado U crowd on 4-20, a classic psychedelic Joshua Light Show, a 1500 B.C. clay opium jug, a Victorian tobacco pipe, a digital cannabis vaporizer and more to de-stigmatize and educate with. There’s lots of liquid color, docs of the bloody trail of the $320 bullion-a-year illegal drug biz and an anonymous confessions corner. No love-ins though. “High Society,” Nov 11 – Feb 27, Wellcome Collection, London