Dope Ring Specialized in Mexican Marijuana

Special Correspondence The New York Times, December 3, 1933

LONGMONT, Col., Nov. 30 -- With the arrest here of five Mexicans, a dope ring specializing in the intoxicating weed, marijuana, is believed to have been broken up. About $7,275 worth of the weed, which is called "hay" in the vernacular, was seized.

Marijuana sells for about $85 a pound or 5 cents for a single cigarette. It is highly intoxicating and constitutes an ever recurring problem where there are mexicans or Spanish-Americans of the lower classes. It is usually grown in the midst of other crops such as alfalfa and is thus hard to distinguish.

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