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In the United States, for instance, addicts appear to be supplied by home production wild plants or illicit crops and by smuggling across the Mexican frontier. Scenes long forgotten reappear before the addict’s eyes and are re-enacted in their smallest details.

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There may also be clandestine crops which escape the attention of the control authorities. It is well aware that hemp cultivated in certain areas of Northern Africa yields a product which is of value to smokers. Rather than institute prohibition, which might, they fear, be badly received by their subjects, who have used hemp for centuries, the Governments of those countries resort to a policy of controlled toleration, restricting contraband and maintaining consumption within moderate limits.

The hand seems to prkmitives separated by an enormous space from the glass it attempts to seize. Smuggling still goes on, however; and relations between the Near East and French North Africa are too close for producers of hashish chira not to try to sell dirves consignment from primitivees to time in Tunisia, whence it can easily be sent via Italy or France to America.

The phenomena described by them exist only in their imaginations. 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. The conversation becomes more and more fantastic and incoherent as the will, yielding to the action of the drug, loses its power to direct thought where and how it wants. Pressure on the temples, profuse perspiration, changes in the respiratory reflexes, tachycardia, numbed or cold extremities, muscular hyperesthesia the subject when seated has the sensation of falling; when walking he tends to collapsetactile hyperesthesia, nausea and occasional vomiting interrupting the effect of the drug ; Second period: Pascal [ 39 ] attributes this acute suggestibility of the hashish addict to the persistence of relationship with the outside world.

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. A Tunisian hashish addict told Dr. These symptoms are particularly marked among beginners, who say that hemp smoke pricks and reddens the eyes.


At a later stage he frequently suffers from headaches, and to get relief, he has himself cupped and scarified at the nape of the neck; in his own words: It was reported at the first Pan-American Congress of Legal Medicine and Criminology Havana, September that 70 to 80 per cent of Cuban addicts were marihuana addicts. Wolff [ 62bis ]. 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.

Clandestine supplies to Egypt consisted of Turkish and Greek hashish together with a certain amount of Indian charas. It is criminals of this type who have introduced chemical narcotics among the female population of Tunis, and it is due to them that some young pupils in the Tunisian schools contract the habit of smoking takrouri. It is owing to them that the production of cannabis in the countries of the Balkan Peninsula has been practically stopped.

The transition to the chronic state takes place imperceptibly, as with all forms of drug addiction; despite occasional struggles against it, the drug addict finds it very difficult to escape from its grip and the use of hemp quickly becomes an imperious necessity.

The authorities must also – and above all – take steps to stop the secret importation of chira hashish. 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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It must not be thought, however, that the groups engaged in illicit hashish traffic are as large as the remarkably well-organized groups of manufactured drug traffickers with usueelles ramifications in all the chief countries of the world. Generally corresponding to the phase of mental excitement accompanied with motor excitation.

The memory of beings dear to him comes back with intensity and persistence; he would like to have all his friends with him and to overwhelm them with attention and marks of the greatest affection, and regards them all as ideally faithful, sincere and devoted. This practice has, however, gradually spread all around the eastern end of the Mediterranean and the areas along the southern coast as far as the Atlantic. The decline in hashish seizures corresponds to an increase in heroin and opium seizures.

The problem should, nevertheless, be examined more closely; and the trade in cannabis in its natural state, and that in its resin charas, hashish, chira should be studied separately. Moreover, he always suffers from lapses of memory and his actions and conversation become disconnected. While, usurlles to the efforts of the League of Nations and the United Nations, hashish has become definitely scarcer in Mediterranean districts, heroin has competed with it and, in part, supplanted it.

By poor people who find it a salutary means of resisting fatigue or the effects of lack of food. Emotional disturbances are generally fairly marked. Hypertrophy of the ego.


The subject feels himself to be strong, agile, elegant, and capable of extraordinary feats of prowess. Charles Richet observed people who were ordinarily not very sensitive to music plunged by a few musical sounds into a state of indescribable ecstasy and bliss.

From now on, it will be impossible for persons who are unable to establish their respectability and solvency to deal with transit and Customs clearance. As in Tunisia, the hemp is sold in tobacco shops, but mixed with tobacco. Bouquet had an opportunity of seeing fairly large stocks of hashish in the hands of the peasants in the villages of Bohemitza, Karasouli, Mayadag and Gorgop in the district south of Guevgueli.

The big traffickers therefore devote all their efforts to trading in the latter substances, and their numerous retailing agents, deriving greater profit from the transactions a profit which is notably increased by the facility with which the drug can be adulterated do all they can to recruit and enlarge the circle of their customers.

And who benefits by the money thus spent? XXVI, section 2, Revelation of the subconscious mind. It has been consuming the drug for a very long time. A dry cough, loss of appetite and a marked fall in the blood pressure are observed among inveterate smokers.

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The hashish addict is subject to auto-suggestion and after some careless remark is apt to commit acts of violence without any apparent reason. The addict’s suggestibility and his delirium and hallucinations prove that he is in a subconscious condition, but the persistence of the memory indicates that consciousness still subsists.

Not only can traffickers place consignments of hashish on steamers calling at Istanbul, but numerous coasting vessels, which are not easy to watch, leave that port to visit various places along the coast of Asia Minor, Palestine, Syria and Egypt. If heroin remains scarce and its price is prohibitive for most of them, they will try to get opium rather than hashish. A peculiar sensation of dual personality is sometimes observed.

Ordinary people, on the other hand, in their simplicity, regard cannabis merely as a harmless substitute for tobacco: The attempts to unload the drugs are made at Suez or Port Said. Marie, assisted by Dr. Through memory we live in the past. According to the annual reports of the Central Narcotics Intelligence Bureau of Cairo, most of the traffickers arrested since were independent individuals acting on their own for profit, or small groups belonging to the type of underworld adventurer class to whom regular work is repugnant and who hope to reap a sufficient profit by introducing and reselling hashish in Egypt, to keep them in funds until the next opportunity of attempting a coup occurs.