In Newark they testified, and I quote, “After two puffs on a marijuana cigarette my incisor teeth grew six inches long and dripped with blood.”
This was the craziest business you ever saw. Every one of these so-called marijuana insanity defenses were successful.
The one in New York was just outlandish. Two police officers were shot and killed in cold blood. The defendant puts on the marijuana insanity defense and, in that case, there was never even any testimony that the defendant had even used marijuana. The testimony in the New York case was that, from the time the bag of marijuana came into his room it gave off “homicidal vibrations,” so he started killing dogs, cats, and ultimately two police officers.
It is hilarious. And tragic. Especially to the world war 2 generation. But whatever, read it for the words “homicidal vibes” alone.