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Is “Puff the Magic Dragon” Really About Marijuana?

Is the song “Puff the Magic Dragon,” written by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, really about smoking marijuana? In two words: Probably not. Yarrow once went so far as to say, “When ‘Puff’ was written, I was too innocent to know about drugs. What kind of a meanspirited SOB would write a children’s […]