Marijuana Price Estimates in the New York Times 1932-1936.

These are police estimates and other indications of the street value of marijuana as reported in the New York Times in various articles from the mid 1930s.


Estimated prices for marijuana cigarettes:

Cents
 50                                                         G
 ..                                                         :
 25                                     E                   G
 ..                                     :                   :
 20                                     |                   |
 19                                     |                   |
 18                                     |                   |
 17                                C    |                   H
 16                                |    |                   !
 15                                |    E                   !
 14                                |                        !
 13                                |                        !
 12                                |                        !
 11                                |    F                   ! J
 10         A                      |D   |                   G
  9         |                      |    F                   |
  8         A                      C    F                   H
  7
  6
  5                      B
  :  ____________________________________________________________
     MJJASOND|JFMAMJJASOND|JFMAMJJASOND|JFMAMJJASOND|JFMAMJJASOND
     1932         1933         1934         1935         1936
  
Based on the price for a single cigarette, except:

Estimated price per pound of marijuana:

$$$
150                                                         G
140
130
120
110
100
 90                      B
 80
 70
 60                                 D                         I
 50
 40
 30
 20
 10  ____________________________________________________________
     MJJASOND|JFMAMJJASOND|JFMAMJJASOND|JFMAMJJASOND|JFMAMJJASOND
     1932         1933         1934         1935         1936
  
Based on the price for one pound of marijuana, except:

Footnotes:





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