Note the paper that the highlighted article appeared in (in 1915): Ogden’s own Standard Examiner…..!!

The Drug Wars simply can’t be separated from both the history and current influence of racism in America.


Library Of Congress Highlights Racist News Coverage Used To Justify Criminalizing Marijuana A Century Ago | Marijuana Moment

The Library of Congress (LOC) is documenting racist depictions of marijuana in early 20th century news coverage that helped to drive the criminalization of cannabis, highlighting sensationalized articles about the plant that the federal research body says effectively served as “anti-Mexican propag…