Eminent medical doctors in India, principally
Calcutta, have experiments with
and have that it induces symptoms
is 'also claimed
India who suffer themselves
be buried,and who are later disinterred, do so through the agency
this drug.Some years ago, Dr. James Braid'
Edinburghwrote a monograph on this subject entitled "Tranceand
Hybernation," which was published byJohn Church
Princes Street, Soho, London.Hashish
hasheesh is the Arabic name and meansliterally "dried herb."
may be smoked, chewed
English word "assassin" comes from thisword. .The hemp resin for smoking and chewing comesin three
chang, ganja and charas"This Indian hemp is used chiefly in Asia Minor,India, Persia and Egypt, but is being increasinglyused on this continent, particularly by the Mexicans,who smuggle it into the United States. Last yearfifty-four persons were convicted for using, orling it in Los Angeles, California.Charles A. Jones, the Chief
Police for the city,said in a recent letter
Indian hemp,grows wild in Mexico but to raise this shrub in Cali-fornia constitutes a violation
the State Narcoticlaw.
says, "Persons: using this narcotic, smoke
the plant, which has the effect
driving them completely insane.
moral responsibility. to this drug,
while under its influence, are immune
pain, andcould be severely injured without having any realiza-
their condition. While in this condition . heybecome raving maniacs
are ,liable to kIll
indulgein any form of violence to other persons, using themost savage methods
cruelty without, as said be-fore, any sense
coming from under the influence
thisnarcotic, these victims present the most horrible con-dition imaginable. They are .dispossessed
theirnatural and normal will power, and their mentality is
this drug is indulged
any greatextent, it ends in the untimely death
its addict."Mr. Hamilton
Mexicans) maddenthemselves with a drug called Marahuana.
hasstrange and terrible effects.
appears to make thosewho swallow it do whatever is uppermost in theirthoughts.
came across. the Inter-national Bridge firing a rifle
all and sundry. Muchtalk against
Americans and a dose
Marahuanahad decided him
invade the United States by him-self. The bridge-keeper quickly
a bullet into thepoor wretch."
the Bethlehem Royal
London, says the drug is used for the purpose
inducing pleasurable motor excitemeht and hal1u-cinations which are 'commonly sexual in characteramong East'ern races. . This contention is, however,denied by the
which saysthere is no' evidence
is an aphrodiside.