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Harry J. Anslinger
Anslinger was an extremely ambitious man, and he recognized the Bureau of Narcotics as an amazing career opportunity — a new government agency with the opportunity to define both the problem and the solution. He immediately realized that opiates and coc aine wouldn’t be enough to help build his agency, so he latched on to marijuana and started to work on making it illegal at the federal level.
Anslinger immediately drew upon the themes of racism and violence to draw national attention to the problem he wanted to create. He also promoted and frequently read from “Gore Files” — wild reefer-madness-style exploitation tales of ax murderers on marijuana and sex and… Negroes. Here are some quotes that have been widely attributed to Anslinger and his Gore Files:
“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.”
And he loved to pull out his own version of the “assassin” definition:
“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.’”
Yeah I agree with you I've seen plenty of people loose 10-30 IQ points from smoking the stuff. I've seen people become boarder line mentally challenged. Two puffs away from riding the short bus.
originally posted by: LA1IMPALA
a reply to: Krazysh0t what are you stoned or something, I meant happen to our country , sociologically . Truthfully how long could you go without smoking pot. Its a fine line from smoking pot for recreational use to having to smoke pot. I don't condone smoking pot or ant illegal drug . I saw what it did to my graduating class at my high school in the 70's.
I do educate and encourage people I know not to smoke the stuff. I know enough potheads to know I don't want to be around them. My entire family smokes the stuff as do many former friends that I use to hang around with. I have an aunt that has been smoking it since the 60's. I know a lot of long term users. I'm talking 20 or 30 years. I'm totally against legalization. I agree some people do benefit from medical marijuana. I have a friend that has MS and he uses it. He also abuses his medical card by getting medical weed for friends. I also know that plenty of the marijuana grown for medical purposes is being sold illegally on the street. Every marijuana user I know can get medical grade pot. The problem is they can't afford it so they still buy the Mexican stuff. So if they can't afford medical pot that is going for the same price as the stuff in the states that where it's legal and taxed. How is legalizing it and taxing it going to make a difference? Anyone can grow it. I want my state to crack down on Medical weed. No more of this dispensary stuff. I think medical pot needs to be highly regulated and controlled. I voted for medical weed and this is not what I voted for. It's out of control in my state. Matter of fact I'm calling my state rep after the weekend to voice my concern.
originally posted by: mclarenmp4
a reply to: wantsome
I posted earlier in the thread there is a link to lower IQ in developing brains but that it has no effect thereafter, so you need to be hard on families that allow their kids to smoke it and properly educate people on what cannabis can and can't do, there are so many different strains that all have various medicinal benefits such as anti-seizure, anti-psychotic and many others. The reason paranoia and psychosis happens is because illegal weed is high in THC and has no CBD which is the medicinal part of the plant. So legalise, tax and regulate but the fact is people in the IT technical world smoke it regularly and there is no decrease in IQ,.