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DolFan31
07-21-2004, 01:34 PM
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/History/whiteb1.htm

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DolFan31
07-26-2004, 04:44 PM
Bump..

Id like some discussion. Pllleeeeaaaassseee

CirclingWagons
07-26-2004, 05:01 PM
and to think Heroin was used for a common cold back in the 19-teens.....ahh the good ole days

DolFan31
07-26-2004, 08:54 PM
and to think Heroin was used for a common cold back in the 19-teens.....ahh the good ole days

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Kencoboy
07-27-2004, 04:13 AM
Most people take for granted that the drugs that are illegal now always were, but like anything else, law takes time to catch up with new things. Coca Cola was originally laced with cocaine - THE REAL THING. Babies were given narcotics to make them sleep. Hell, our pals the British fought wars to be able to introduce narcotics into foreign markets (the Opium War). You could argue that people didn't understand the long term effects at that time, but they sure knew what they did short term.

They became illegal because our society deemed them socially unacceptable. We already had our share of addictive substances that were much tamer except for alcohol. And probably a better reason was they were mostly imported.