At the police station, Assistant DA Kerry Drake smokes one of Curly’s cigarettes (boldly tampering with evidence to conduct an n=1 trial!). He experiences “distorted illusion” and “false exhiliration.” He recovers immediately and identifies the cigs as being “packed with the most vicious drug on earth. Hashish! Known in America as Marihuana!”
In the next strip Kerry vows to bust the contemptible racket that is, “Making marijuana addicts out of kids!”
(Fortunately, we now have SCIENCE to support the ongoing prohibition for people under age 21.)
We see that Meatball has a front, “Parkside Greenhouse and Florist,” from which he runs a delivery service.