"There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others."
"the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races."
"Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death."
"Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men."
"Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing"
"You smoke a joint and you're likely to kill your brother."
"Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind."
"In the year 1090, there was founded in Persia the religious and military order of the Assassins, whose history is one of cruelty, barbarity, and murder, and for good reason: the members were confirmed users of hashish, or marihuana, and it is from the Arabs' hashashin' that we have the English word assassin.'"
As I'm sure you can see, the main ammunition used to make marijuana illegal was simple racism. And so, on August 2, 1937, Marijuana became illegal at the federal level. It should be pointed out that during the Senate hearings to determine whether or not to make marijuana illegal, there was an interview with a Dr. Woodward, who represented the American Medical Association at the hearings. After he told the committee that these statements were lies, that marijuana did not cause violence, did not cause crazy thoughts', and did not make people mindless drones, he was ridiculed by the committee, and asked why he was trying to stand in the way of the federal government doing what it had to do. Some things never change.
By: Mathew Erickson, Guest Contributor
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