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Access denied "A Homelie Herb: Medicinal Cannabis in Early England" (2002)
Vivienne Crawford.

Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2002(2):71-79

Cannabis is often regarded as a substance alien to British culture until the 1960s, at which supposed point of introduction it functioned as a marker of subversion. In fact cannabis was used as a medicinal herb by the...
 
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02-03-2008
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Access denied "Captain" Alfred Hubbard's FBI file
 
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Access denied "Medicinal Properties of Cannabis According to Medieval Manuscripts of Azerbaijan" (2001)
F.U. Alakbarov.

Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2001(2):3-14

ABSTRACT: Azerbaijani people have rich and ancient traditions in the medicinal use of cannabis. The traditional methods of its application are described in the medieval Azerbaijani manuscripts in the field of medicine and...
 
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Access denied "The Medical Use of Cannabis Among the Greeks and Romans" (2002)
J.L. Butrica.

Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2002(2):51-70

This article, which contains a complete survey of the surviving references to medical cannabis in Greek and Latin literature, updates the last serious treatment of the subject (Brunner 1973).
 
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02-03-2008
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Access denied 75 years of opioid research: the exciting but vain quest for the Holy Grail 5 *
British Journal of Pharmacology 2006 Jan;147 Suppl 1:S153-62

Corbett AD, Henderson G, McKnight AT, Paterson SJ.

Over the 75-year lifetime of the British Pharmacological Society there has been an enormous expansion in our understanding of how opioid drugs act on the nervous system, with much...

See also Opium, Opiate & Opioids Documents 
 
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Access denied A Brave New World: One Man's Fight Against Prohibition (2006)
Drugs and Alcohol Today Nov 2006; 6: 3

Danny Kushlik

Article by the Director and Co-Founder of Transform (UK Drug Law Reform Organisation)
Continuing our spotlight on services we bring you the incredible story of the UK's most outspoken and influential organisation on drug law and policy....
 
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12-11-2007
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Keywords: transform prohibition history
Access denied A Contemporary History of Ibogaine in The United States and Europe (2001)
Alkaloids Chem Biol. 2001;56:249-81

Alper KR, Beal D, Kaplan CD.


Looks at Ibogaine Treatment Scenes and the Political Sub-Culture of Advocacy (including media coverage and the internet)

See also Iboga Documents 
 
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29-10-2007
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Keywords: history ibogaine
Access denied A new insight into Cannabis sativa from 2500-year-old Yanghai Tombs
A new insight into Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae) utilization from 2500-year-old Yanghai Tombs, Xinjiang, China

Authors: Hong-En Jiang et al

Abstract: A cache of shoots, leaves and fruits dated by 14C at 2500 years B.P. were unearthed in the Yanghai Tombs, Turpan District in Xinjiang, China....

See also Cannabis Documents 
 
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29-11-2008
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Access denied A Psychedelic Experience - Fact Or Fantasy
A book by Alan Watts.  
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11-02-2009
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Access denied A social and cultural history of the federal prohibition of psilocybin (2007)
Dissertation

Colin Wark

Includes a biographical overview of Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, Mass Media coverage of Psilocybin, also looks at some specialty sources

See also Psilocybe mushrooms Documents 
 
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11-07-2009
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Access denied A Social History and Analysis of the LSD Controversy (1983)
Journal of Humanistic Psychology Vol 23 4 Fall 1983 25-58

Baumeister RF, Placidi KS

Fascinating look at the Social History of LSD and its Fall From Grace

See also LSD Documents 
 
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19-12-2007
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Access denied A Social History of Drug Consumption in China (2002)
The British Journal of Criminology 42:317-336 (2002)

Frank Dikotter, Lars Laamann and Zhou Xun

Abstract
Opium and China are synonymous, yet historians have so far failed to answer one key question: why was opium rather than cannabis or coffee so eagerly consumed? This article is a...
 
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03-11-2007
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Keywords: tobacco opium history
Access denied Absinthism: a fictitious 19th century syndrome with present impact (2006)
Padosch SA, Lachenmeier DW, Kroner LU. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy 2006 May 10;1(1):14.

ABSTRACT : Absinthe, a bitter spirit containing wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L.), was banned at the beginning of the 20th century as consequence of its supposed unique adverse effects....

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Access denied Alter ego representations in San Agustin monolithic sculptures: possible plant hallucinogenic influences (2009)
J Psychoactive Drugs. 2009 Dec;41(4):317-22.

de Rios MD

This article examines the evidence for plant hallucinogenic use (possibly Brugmansia, Brunfelsia chiricaspi, Desfontainia R., Anadenanthera peregrina, Banisteriopsis sps, Psychotropia viridis and Virola theidora) by the San Agustin...
 
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Access denied Andrew weil - The Strange Case of the Harvard Drug Scandal
Look Magazine, November 5, 1963

Andrew Weil's essay about Harvard and psychedelics.

ON MAY 27 1963, President Nathan M. Pusey of Harvard University announced that an assistant professor of clinical psychology and education had been fired. This was the first faculty firing since Pusey took...
 
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18-11-2007
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Keywords: psychedelics history
Access denied Antiquity of Coca-Leaf Chewing in the South-Central Andes: A 3,000 Year Archaeological Record of Coca-Leaf Chewing from Northern Chile (Rivera et al, 2005)
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 2005 Dec;37(4):455-8.

Rivera MA , Aufderheide AC, Cartmell LW, Torres CM, Langsjoen O.

Carbon-14 (14C) dating from mummies of the Alto Ramirez culture confirms that coca leaf chewing was an incipient practice among members of a population that peopled the...
 
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28-10-2007
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Access denied ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE TRADITION OF PSYCHOACTIVE PLANT USE IN THE OLD WORLD
Economic Botany 57(3) pp. 295-323. 2003

M. D. MERLIN

We live in an age when a divine vision is dismissed as an hallucination, and desire to experience a direct communication with god is often interpreted as a sign of mental illness. Nevertheless, some scholars and scientists assert that...
 
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Access denied Benzodiazepine Dependence
Benzodiazepine Dependence.
Medical Research Council Headquarters File
Selected Items from File: Benzodiazepine Dependence
File no. S1516/17 National Archives ref. FD23/4512

These are a collection of memos, letters, and an ad hoc report concerning CAT scans from patients chronically taking...

See also Benzodiazepines Documents  Downers Addiction Documents 
 
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26-10-2010
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Keywords: addiction benzodiazepine-dependence historical neuroadaptation
Access denied Biblical Entheogens:a Speculative Hypothesis (B Shanon 2008) 5 *
Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology Consciousness and Culture Volume I—Issue I March 2008 pp. 51–74

Benny Shanon

Abstract
A speculative hypothesis is presented according to which the ancient Israelite religion was associated with the use of entheogens (mind-altering plants used in...
 
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05-03-2008
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Keywords: history entheogens ayahuasca
Access denied Breakdown or Breakthrough? A History of European Research into Drugs and Creativity (1999)
Journal of Creative Behaviour 33(4) 237-276

ten Berge J

Language barriers have largely prevented American scholars from learning about European studies concerning drugs and creativity. An art historian reports on several Swiss, English, French and German studies conducted from the 19405 to...
 
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Access denied Burma-Singapore Axis: Globalising the Heroin Trade 5 *
An article describing the relationship between Singapore, Burma. Myanmar and Singapore. Squeaky clean Singapore, which executes petty drug dealers, apparently allows major players to do business in Singapore and allows drug money to be laundered through its banks.

The article out of date now,...
 
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Access denied Cannabis, Forgetting, and the Botany of Desire
This is a transcript of a lecture given at the University of California at Berkeley by Michael Pollan, the author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World, among other books.

The lecture covers a wide area of ground, touching on topics such as the co-evolutionary relationship...

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06-05-2008
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Access denied Chocolate, Sex and Disorderly Women in Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century Guatemala (2005)
Ethnohistory 2005 52(4):673-687

Few, M

Ok, so chocolate is only loosely a "drug", but I thought this article was absolutely fascinating!

Abstract:

Chocolate, in the form of a hot chocolate beverage, was widely available to men and women of all ethnic and social groups in...
 
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04-08-2007
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Keywords: sex history chocolate
Access denied Coca and Cocaine As Medicines: An Historical Review (1981) 5 *
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1981 Mar-May;3(2-3):149-59.

Grinspoon L (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=Search&Term=%22Grinspoon%20L%22%5BAuthor%5D&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_RVAbstractPlus), Bakalar JB...

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19-04-2007
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Keywords: medicine coca cocaine history
Access denied Coca leaf and cocaine addiction--some historical notes (1965)
CMAJ 1965 Sep 25;93(13):700-4

Blejer-Prieto H

Overview of the history of coca-leaf chewing and cocaine

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Access denied Coca, barley, and the giant reed: the discovery of local anesthetics and their use in cardiology
Dialogues in Cardiovascular Medicine - Vol 10 . No. 2 . 2005

Arthur Hollman

About 30 important modern medicines,
completely assessed by proper clinical trials,
owe their origin in one way or another to plants. Sometimes, as with quinidine, the drug is actually contained within the...
 
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Access denied Comments on Strang et al's "Heroin Smoking By Chasing The Dragon: Origin and History" (1997)
Addiction (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/carfax/cadd), Volume 92, Number 6, 1 June 1997 , pp. 685-696(12)  
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23-02-2008
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Keywords: chasing-the-dragon heroin history
Access denied Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey
  Not copyrighted in the United States. If you live elsewhere check the laws of your country before downloading this ebook.

Discussion Thread (https://drugs-forum.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=37703)

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25-08-2007
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Access denied DEA 1987 LSD Blotter Index
a classified DEA document - the 1987 LSD Blotter Index from the DEA microgram.

Xerox copy- so crappy black an white but fascinating none the less. Some amazing examples of blotter.

There has been much debate in the community about why the samples generally tested so weak (some examples...
 
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10-10-2009
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Access denied Definitions and information on a previously existing university department
Definitions and information on a previously existing university department,
(An English Translation from original German Text: Ethnobotanik und Ethnomedizin )

Article by Christian Rätsch

"Ethnomedicine, ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology researched and taught the traditional knowledge of...

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Access denied Deporting "Ah Sin" to Save the White Race: Moral Panic, Racialization and the Extension of Canadian Drug Laws in the 1920's (1999)
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 1999;16(1):65-88

Carstairs, C

This article argues that a Vancouver anti-drug campaign was critical to the extension of Canada's drug laws in the early 1920s. The highly racialized drug panic resulted in extraordinarily severe drug legislation including...
 
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Access denied Development of the disease model of drug addiction in Britain, 1870-1926 (1980)
Medical History 1980 Jul;24(3):275-96

Parssinen TM, Kerner K
 
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Access denied Dope, Inc. - Britains Opium War against the U.S.
by a U.S. Labor Party Investigating Team directed by Konstandinos Kalimtgis, David Goldman and Jeffrey Steinberg

This is part 1 of 4

Part 2 of 4 - https://drugs-forum.com/forum/local_links.php?action=jump&catid=117&id=14487
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by a U.S. Labor Party Investigating Team directed by Konstandinos Kalimtgis, David Goldman and Jeffrey Steinberg

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Access denied Dope, Inc. - Britains Opium War against the U.S. pt 4
by a U.S. Labor Party Investigating Team directed by Konstandinos Kalimtgis, David Goldman and Jeffrey Steinberg

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Access denied Drug Facts - Newer Unregulated Drugs
ABOUT THIS BRIEFING:
This briefing provides an overview of “Novel Psychoactive Compounds” or “Research Chemicals” in the UK. It is not intended to provide detailed information on each compound or a list of all such compounds. Where substances have become sufficiently popular or enough is known...

See also Downers Documents  Research Chemicals Documents  Donating members file area  Drug Policy Debate Documents  Law Documents  Drug Culture Documents  Herbal XTC & Smart products Documents  Various drugs not covered by other sections Documents 
 
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Keywords: drone psychoactive designer compounds highs herbal meow chemicals benzo-fury bath drugs mephedrone
Access denied Drug Use and Anti-Drug Legislation
A short essay by Alexander Shulgin from 1975 documenting the ever shifting attitudes towards drugs and drug users, and the evolution of ever more restrictive drug law in the United States.

From the (long defunct) PharmChem Newsletter.
 
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Access denied Drunkenness and Responsibility for Crime in the Eighteenth Century (2005)
Journal of British Studies 44 (2005): 457-477

Rabin, D

English representations of the relationship between alcohol and crime shifted between the late seventeenth century and the middle of the eighteenth century. Drunkenness, described by Richard Younge in 1664 as “a sin which turns a man...
 
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Access denied Evidence for inter-island transport of heirlooms: luminescence dating and petrographic analysis of ceramic inhaling bowls from Carriacou, West Indies
Journal of Archaeological Science 36 (2009) 596–606

Scott M. Fitzpatrick, Quetta Kaye, James Feathers, Jennifer A. Pavia,
Kathleen M. Marsaglia

Ceramic snuffing tubes and inhaling bowls used for ingesting hallucinogenic substances are known fromseveral islands in the West Indies, but their...
 
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