The Cocainemaker, Reefer Madness, and the Vice-President of The Coca-Cola Company

Newsboy, The New York Times, February 8, 1914
Stepan Company. I’ve visited several times, including the evening Hurricane Sandy came to New York City. I went that night to eat at Pho Thai-Lao Kitchen, right at the corner of this block, which I highly recommend. So yes, I’ve smoked marijuana in a car before dinner just yards from perhaps the best cocaine manufacturer in the United States.

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I draw, write, & sometimes publish books. Drug wars, oceans, jails, children's books. Rmcortes.com

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Ricardo Cortés

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I draw, write, & sometimes publish books. Drug wars, oceans, jails, children's books. Rmcortes.com

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