September 18, 1940– A gang of Pittsburgh-Homestead marihuana cigarette peddlers was broken up today, with six of the eight members on their way to prison, another under deffered sentence and an eighth serving a suspended sentence.
June 19, 1951– I have no idea of the name of this tragic youngster. He was 17 years old, a Puerto Rican from New York’s little San Juan, and — to his shame and bewilderment — a veteran dope addict.
March 9, 1913– The revolution in Mexico has brought with it not only the ravages of war, but also the degradation of the social conditions of soldiers and prisoners.
February 17, 1935– Shocking crimes of violence are increasing. Murders, slaughterings, cruel mutilations, maimings, done in cold blood, as if some hideous monster was amok in the land. Alarmed Federal and State authorities attribute much of this violence to the “killer drug”.
May 20, 1949– Drug principles isolated from leaves of marijuana, an innocent-looking plant that grows wild in different parts of the world, are playing an important role in research on a cure for epilepsy.