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Other countries have not yet adopted measures of supervision or prohibition e. The report states that for a population of 3, males between twenty and fifty-nine years of age the hashish consumers can be estimated at 11, for10, forusuelled, for and 6, for It is gradually succeeded by a deep and heavy sleep.

On page 60 of the same report Dr.

The same applies to addicts who, in an endeavour to prolong the period of intoxication and increase its intensity, mix the hemp with henbane sikrandatura or opium”. That is a task for the United Nations. The Marihuana Myth by Dr. Charas is not prepared in India; it comes from Central Asia. It is primarily in the hope of restoring their virility, which has become impaired by sexual excesses, and secondly, in order to be able to lead in imagination the life which they would like to live, but which their indolence and love of ease in most cases prevents them from attaining by work, forethought and persevering effort.

Pascal [ 39 ] attributes this acute suggestibility of the hashish addict to the persistence of relationship with the outside world.


The same applies to Cuba see Dr. The idea that the victim is possessed by a demon or spirit and persecution mania are common. In June the Lebanese Government promulgated a law prohibiting the cultivation of cannabis. The number of these “careful” smokers is fairly high in the towns among the artisans and small shopkeepers.

Gobert [ 22 ] mentions the case of an addict who used to dip the strings of his mandolin, which hung on the wall, in sugar-water before smoking his hemp.

Cannabis (concluded)

It is this indispensable “apprenticeship” that has in part repelled Europeans living in the regions of the Old World where te is consumed; hence the extremely small number of addicts among them.

The hashish addict is subject to auto-suggestion and after some careless remark is apt to commit acts of violence without any apparent reason.

As imagination and the memory, that is, the evocative faculties, are usue,les a condition of acute sensibility under the influence of hemp, memories of dangers, losses of friends and sad thoughts, are at once connected with sad tunes, and happy and joyful thoughts with lively tunes.

In North Africa the contraband wares consisted chiefly of hashish from Constantinople in turbans and soles ; whilst there was no Indian, and little Syrian, hashish. It must not be thought that the many ett who attend the hospital out-patient departments are actuated by a desire to reform.

This writer maintains that cannabis has no dangerous effects from the mental standpoint.

The United States Government ascribes the introduction of marihuana into the United States to Mexican workmen employed as seasonal labour in certain states of the Union. On awakening, the addict shows marked symptoms of mental and physical debility. All the American States prohibit the keeping and consumption of hemp. On the other hand, if he has an aversion to anyone, his antipathy is transformed into a fierce hatred. There, at present at any rate, a large number of petty offenders pilferers and thievessome more serious offenders assault and battery, minor acts of violence, and indecent assaultbut very rarely persons guilty of more serious crimes, even attempted murder, are to be found among hemp consumers.


Whilst a burden on the public relief institutions when ill, they are also often a charge on the penitentiary institutions, for stealing to obtain funds and their other offences frequently take them to gaol. These ideas, particularly those only half-formed, seem innumerable, and as time is only measured by the memory of them, it appears infinitely long. Turkey had always produced a fairly large quantity of hashish, both for internal consumption and for secret exportation, but when Greek production dried up, Turkey intensified its own production until the Government of the Turkish Republic passed the law of prohibiting the cultivation, holding and use of, and the trade in, hashish.

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XIV, section 4, When the animal collapses, overcome by the smoke in the atmosphere, those present must stop smoking, for fear primitjves an intoxication which is reputed to be fatal. He refers to the curious practice of putting in the middle of the place where the meeting is held a small saurian an iguana who serves as a control animal. It is easy to realize the dangerous consequences of such acute suggestibility from a social point of view, and that hashish addicts have been made to commit crimes under the influence of the drug e.

The collection of hemp growing wild: Luis Angulo [ 71 ]. A Tunisian hashish addict told Dr.

That is the explanation of the fact that very few priitives of insanity from cannabis addiction are found nowadays in North African mental asylums, whereas some forty years ago the figure was very high.