This article explores the relationship between a highly racialized drug panic and extraordinarily severe drug legislation in early 20th century Vancouver. The article provides an in-depth timeline of drug legislation in Vancouver that clearly links the extension of drug laws with white supremacist and anti-asain racist discourse.
Carstairs, Catherine. "Deporting 'Ah Sin' to Save the White Race: Moral Panic, Racialization and the Extension of Canadian Drug Laws in the 1920s." Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire De La Medecine 16, no. 1 (1999): 65-88.