Racism, Greed, Ignorance, Corruption… take your pick. Don’t believe me? Click the above link. Red Pill? or Blue Pill?
The history of cannabis prohibition is pretty dirty stuff. It was NEVER about public safety unless you think like they did back then, and are terrified of Blacks and Mexicans in general or of them sleeping with white women?
If you can answer yes to any of the following questions then you may get where they were coming from back then. Racism, Corruption, Greed, and Ignorance.
Is African-American music satanic?
Does Marijuana cause white women to seek the company of negroes? And Darkies to seek out white women?
Is Marijuana an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death?
Does Reefer (cannabis,marijuana)make darkies think they’re as good as white men?
Does Marihuana lead to pacifism and communist brainwashing?
Does marijuana make you likely to kill your own brother?
Is marijuana the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind?
Is the English word assassin derived from the word hashishan?
Does Marihuana make fiends of boys in thirty days?
Does Hashish goad users to bloodlust?
Likely to murder your brother or a pacifist communist? Which one is it? It was never either of course. Just more lies courtesy of the US Govt.
These questions were all taken from direct quotes and statements from Harry J. Anslinger the first US Drug Czar. He popularized the term Marijuana (it was previously known as cannabis by most Americans hence the need for his name change to lie about it.)and began a long campaign of lies to demonize drugs and the people who choose to medicate with them.
He held his job for 30 years and spewed filthy racist lies throughout his career to make the public believe that drugs are a public menace and exported his American Racism throughout the world with his drug policies aimed at controlling ethnic populations.
Its disgusting and I have personally NEVER heard or seen a public official attempt to defend the drug war after being confronted with any of these statements above but the policies of our war on drugs were derived from this thinking, and continue to support it.
Drugs are no way as bad or dangerous as they would have you believe. They were irrationally scared of black people and Mexicans back then! That was the only so-called danger. These were people of the times when they lynched blacks for sport! They wanted to criminalize people for taking medicine.