1937 CE
Harry J. Anslinger publishes Marihuana: Assassin of Youth

The article Marihuana: Assassin of Youth, by Harry J. Anslinger (head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics) is published in The American Magazine. In the article, Anslinger writes: "How many murders, suicides, robberies, criminal assaults, holdups, burglaries, and deeds of maniacal insanity it causes each year, especially among the young, can be only conjectured. The sweeping march of its addiction has been so insidious that, in numerous communities, it thrives almost unmolested, largely because of official ignorance of its effects."

A movie by the same name, which echoed the dangers of cannabis mentioned by Anslinger, was released the same year.

Source: Anslinger, H. J. (1937). Marijuana, Assassin of Youth. The American Magazine (vol. 124).

Drugs: Cannabis (marijuana)
Regions: USA (United States of America)