Harry Anslinger was essentially the first drug czar
in the U.S. Under his direction
, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
started the push to make pot illegal
in the mid 1930’s
. Their efforts to “educate
” the American public
about the dangers of marijuana
included various forms of propaganda and the censorship of pot positive materials.
"If the hideous monster Frankenstein came face to face with the monster of marijuana he would drop dead of fright.”
"Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men."
"Marihuana (sic) leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing"
-All said by Harry Anslinger
(quotes from http://www.hempfiles.com)