Marijuana grows increasing (1933). Article mentions something about ancient history of marijuana (of course, unknown if it's accurate).

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 - Walker Believes Marihuana Growing, Peddling To...
Walker Believes Marihuana Growing, Peddling To Be Widespread (By McClntcliy Newspapers Sen Ice) SAN 1 KUAXCISCO, Oct. 20.- BooUexscrs. colng out of the liquor business with prohibition repeal, will turn in large numbers to dope smuggling and peddling and to prowin;: of marihuana, the potent i Indinn hemp or hashish with the Mexican name. This is claimed to-day by William G. Walker. chief of the state narcotic division, who is familiar with because of his experience as federal prohibition administrator for California. Nevada and Hawaii and his previous work as chief of police in Fresno. Walker says he will use this theory as one of the arguments for an appropriation for his division from the state emergency I'md. Walker claims that prohibition repeal and its possible effect on the narcotic situation presents "an entirely new contingency that warrants an emergency appropriation." Walker also declares that the Robinson'* 931 Fulton St. SPECIAL FALL COATS $ 1 §95 Sizes 14 to 44 Wife Given Quarter ADay For Meals AUKOHA (III,). Oct. 20.-W1 --Now Ihnt the country Is off the Kold ttnxlnid. Mrr, Cclla Scliultz told Jud^e ijhcphcrd nl G:ncva .'lie thinks It's hlt'li time her husband was leaving more than a daily allowance of 25 cents. ' Mrs. Schullz told the court yK.l?rdny In her hearing for a divorce from Krcd C. Schultz. 72. of Aurora that for thirty- seven years he had left n quarter daily at the corner dnif; store with which she was to buy supplies for the day's three meals. Besides a divorce she asked that her husband's estate, upon which she placed a value of $75.000, be divided. narcotic producing and selling In dustries arc about to move into California in alarming proportions because the Geneva conference brought about a widespread shut down of dcpc manufacturing in many countries. "The favorable conditions for growing marihuana in California and the expectation t h a t the source of dope will be that smuggled from Japan, arc causing numbers of addicts, dope pcodlers and gangsters to come to this state." he says. "Hundreds of acics are growing in California, where the climate is favorable in all parts of the state \Ve recently seized a patch ol : eighty acres in Tchama Count} .and la?t year the force destroyed .something like five and a half | Wants Larger Force Walker wants his farce of four men, who cncc numbered twenty, increased to ten and asks $50,000 for two years' support. Marihuana, which sometimes is called marijuana, is really Indian hemp, or hashish, a close, relative of "loco weed." Walker says it is as powerful as heroin, and that Geneva conference took cognizance of its potency. The Assyrians knew the drug years before Christ as qunubu or qunnabu. and Herodotus." who in 400 B. C.. mentions the Scythians using it Sanscrit writers in Mongolia refer to "pills of gaiety," made of hashish and sugar. In Emir Dcudoun Sheikhouni .had it destroyed in Joneima. and he ordered the teeth of all its eaters yanked out.

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  1. The Fresno Bee The Republican,
  2. 26 Oct 1933, Thu,
  3. Page 23

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