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Marihuana: America's New Drug Problem—A Sociologic Question with Its Basic Explanation Dependent on Biologic and Medical Principles.

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By WALTON ROBERT P.. , Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Mississippi. 223 pages; 23.5 X 15.75 cm. J. B. Lippincott Company; , Philadelphia: . 1938.. Price, $3.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(7):1118. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-12-7-1118
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The author has collected the available data on the addiction to the narcotic principle contained in the leaves and flowering tops of the hemp plant. At present there is a wave of addiction to smoking of marihuana cigarettes in various parts of the United States, so that the topic is a timely one. The history of this addiction, the many names given to it, what is known of its present world prevalence are topics dealt with in an interesting way. Popular, literary and scientific accounts of the drug's effects are given at some length. Its relation to crimes of violence




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