Numerous machines had been devised for breaking and scutching hemp fibers, but none had been found to be fully satisfactory in actual commercial work. Hindus in India revered the use of marijuana in a mildly intoxicating drink called bhang, saying that it cured a long list of illsincluding problems with sunstroke, digestion and dysentery.
Marijuana was not considered a social threat. At the urging of newspapers, officials, or law enforcement, citizens in at least four Midwestern states voluntarily participated in annual or one-off eradication campaigns from to Funeral notices.
Caldwell was sentenced to four years of hard labor.
The consistency of long fibers is too low in hemp hurds for commercial papermaking. In the s, Irish doctor Sir William Brooke O'Shaughnessy discovered marijuana's benefits in treating nausea and pain in cholera patients in India.
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