Fight against marijuana menace is progressing

Story about "Commissioner Anslinger" advocating stiff sentences for Harrison act violators. But the story also notes there is no federal law controlling marijuana. Marijuana, he says, leads to "murders and other crimes of brutality." Question: If no federal laws control marijuana in 1935, how are the feds going after them and destroying their marijuana?

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Fight against marijuana menace is progressing - Fight Against Menace Is iBv Associated Press!...
Fight Against Menace Is iBv Associated Press! WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. Progress in the fight against the narcotic marijuana was reported today by Commissioner H. J. An- slinger advocate of stiff sentences for Harrison act violators. Anslinger said wide acreages of the cannabis saiva weed, or Indian hemp, have been destroyed recently in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, California and Georgia. While many states have laws designed to suppress the growth and cultivation of the narcotic, described by Anslinger as one of the most dangerous, there is no Federal law controlling it "Murders and other crimes of brutality," Anslinger said, "are often committed by those addicted to this narcotic." Emphasizing that cannabis is "a roadside weed throughout the Marijuana Progressing United States," Stuart Fuller, assistant chief of the division of far eastern affairs of the state department, stressed its dangers. Investigations and arrests in cannabis cases are widespread, reports having come to the narcotics bureau in the last few days from points as far apart as Rochester, N. Y., Sacramento, California, Fremont, Ohio, and Columbus, Ga. I I PI

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 18 Nov 1935, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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  • Fight against marijuana menace is progressing — Story about "Commissioner Anslinger" advocating stiff sentences for Harrison act violators. But the story also notes there is no federal law controlling marijuana. Marijuana, he says, leads to "murders and other crimes of brutality." Question: If no federal laws control marijuana in 1935, how are the feds going after them and destroying their marijuana?

    rick562 – 08 Sep 2013

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