10.2.1 - WHAT WAS ANSLINGER'S GORE FILE
It has now been well documented that starting in 1932 the Federal Government took part in (as well as helped orchestrate) a mass hysteria campaign against the Medical Marihuana plant. Calling it "The Assassin of Youth," and claiming that its use was turning normally sane young men into hideous criminal beasts, sex fiends; the worst kind of cold blooded murderers etc.
As part of that campaign, Harry J. Anslinger (our nations' first Drug Czar) ordered his DEA (than known as The Bureau of Narcotics) field agents to start the computation of what has now become known as "The Gore File." Case after case, example after example, of the most hideous and depraved criminal and sex acts imaginable. ALL allegedly committed, while under the evil influence of Medical Marihuana:
10.2.1.1 - WHY THIS WEBSITE
Obviously some historians have done investigations into the background of (at least) some of these cases, and to no one's surprised, have found no merit to their supposed medical marihuana links. However, doing such research can be very frustrating. One of the main stumbling blocks seemed to be the total lack of reference points; the Who, What, Where and When of the each of these cases. As an example, take a look at the following:
Thus the reason for this index. The museum has collected so many Reefer Madness era articles, from newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, etc. It has been possible for us to pool together many bits and pieces, from various publications. Using the above example, here are two other write ups about the same incident:
"It happened in Colorado. In August, 1936, in Colorado a sex-mad degenerate brutally attacked a young girl. He was convicted of assault with intent to rape, and was sentenced to ten to fourteen years in the state penitentiary. Police officers knew definitely that the man was under the influence of marihuana. It was stated by a resident at the time that this was one case in hundreds of murders, rapes, petty crimes, and insanity that have occurred in southern Colorado in recent years because of marijuana. --Heath Magazine, Oct 1938
But please note, the purpose of this index (a work in progress) is thus solely to provide a reference point, a means of helping the scholar to identify the incidents. It therefore serves only as a starting point or a way for future research into the subject of governmental dis-information.
10.2.1.2 - HISTORICAL NOTES
Collectively all of these cases have become known as Anslinger's Gore File, named after Americans first Drug Czar Harry J. Anslinger (who served as head of the D.E.A. from 1930 until 1963) and recognized by many as a master of disinformation as well as the originator of the anti-medical marihuana laws.
However it is of interest to note that some of the cases pre-date Anslinger, and that these horror stories continued to be collected by the bureau of narcotics (later called the DEA) long after Anslinger was out of power, well into the 1970's.