Crime Man


Fifth Estate # 34, July 15-31, 1967

Somewhere in Washington D.C. there resides a President’s Crime Commission, and on this Commission there is a man called Dr. Richard H. Blum. Dr. Blum is one of six doctors reporting on narcotics and drug abuse in the United States.

In his report, Blum stated that he thought alcohol the most dangerous drug Americans use, that smoking “Marijuana may be less harmful than drinking,” and “there is no strong evidence that marijuana (or any other drug) is a cause of crime.”

Dr. Blum also said he “saw no reason for legalizing its (marijuana’s) use.” Not only that, but LSD (and other hallucinogenic drugs) are even more dangerous than the opiates.