Marihuana and health: second annual report to Congress from the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate
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HV 5822 M3 U53 1972 LIBRARY nrIvlTCft CENTERRESEARCHADDICTION MARYLANDBALTIMORE, , n OJ«J fq.r are spe- cialists in South American artifacts point to the absence of any rep- resentations of the plant in cult objects, whereas there is an abundance of such representations for the "magic mushrooms", to cite but one example. The plants may have been introduced the Spaniards to Mexico,by Central and South America, either at the time of the Conquest or shortly thereafter. It should be remembered that Spain had long been occupied by the Moors and commerce with them continued long after they had been expelled from the country. Cannabis was and is used in Arabic medicine, and its use both as a medicine and as a refreshing tonic may well have been known to the common people. The history of the introduction of the plant to Latin America remains to be writ- ten, it isand a curious irony that with the current veritable explosion of research work dealing with cannabis comparatively little attention so far has been paid by historians or anthropologists to the phenome- non of its spread. There is a difference of opinion among experts about Brazil, with some persons claiming that cannabis was introduced by early Por- tuguese explorers, and others who state that came in later with theit advent of Negro slaves. The words for cannabis in Brazil (which in- clude machoma, ciemba, liamba, diamba, and maconha) are closely linked to some words for the plant from various sections of Africa.

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MARIHUANA AND HEALTH
SECOND ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS
FROM
THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH, EDUCATION,
AND WELFARE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON ALCOHOLISM AND NARCOTICS
OF THE
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND
PUBLIC WELFARE
UNITED STATES SENATE
MAY 1972
Printed for the use of the Committee on Labor and
Public Welfare
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
75-724 O WASHINGTON : 1972^n
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, Jr., New Jersey, Chairman
JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia JACOB K. JAVITS, New York
CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island PETER H. DOMINICK, Colorado
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts RICHARD S. SCHWEIKER, Pennsylvania
GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin BOB PACKWOOD, Oregon
MinnesotaWALTER F. MONDALE, ROBERT TAFT, Jr., Ohio
THOMAS F. EAGLETON, Missouri J. GLENN BEALL, Jr., Maryland
ALAN CRANSTON, California ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont
HAROLD E. HUGHES, Iowa
ADLAI E. STEVENSON III, Illinois
Stewart E. McClure, Staff Director
Robert E. Nagle, General Counsel
Roy H. Millenson, Minority DirectorStaff
Mittelman, CounselEugene
Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics
HAROLD E. HUGHES, Iowa, Chairman
JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia BOB PACKWOOD, Oregon
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, Jr., New Jersey JACOB K. JAVITS, New York
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts PETER H. DOMINICK, Colorado
MONDALE, Minnesota RICHARD SCHWEIKER, PennsylvaniaWALTER F. S.
ALAN CRANSTON, California
MemberMary Ellen Miller, Professional Staff
Jay B. Cutler, Minority Counsel
(Note.—This report is being printed for the information of the Congress and
does not necessarily reflect the views of the members of the committee.)
(ii)FOREWORD
The debate concerning the effects of marihuana has involved dis-
cussion by experts and laymen alike throughout the country. The
Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics of the Senate Committee
on Labor and Public Welfare, which is charged with the preliminary
handling of reports and legislation in the drug abuse field, is deeply
interested in this question.
This document "Marihuana and Health, Second Annual Report to
Congress from the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare,"
which has been transmitted to the Congress and referred to this Com-
mittee providesmuch useful information about this controversial drug
to our citizens for theireducation and enlightenment. It will, of course,
be of great interest to Members of Congress and to state and local
officials who are charged with making and recommending public
policy concerning the marihuana.use of
This second report is timely usefuland and I am pleased to make
<j^it available for distribution. not, however,It does necessarily reflect
' the views of the members of the committee.
Harrison A. Williams, Jr.,(f)
Chairman, Committee onLaborandPublic Welfare.
(in)\y