"I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish speaking residents. That’s why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish speaking persons, most of whom are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions."
Letter from the Editor of the Alamosa, Colorado Daily Courier, 1936, via David F. Musto, The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 (Feb. 1972), Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1972;26(2):101-108.
Another fine example of the Drug War’s xenophobic/racist roots.