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fills the head with offensive and sorrowful vapours.

Original French:  rempliſt la teſte de faſcheuſes & douloreuſes vapeurs.

Modern French:  remplist la teste de fascheuses & douloreuses vapeurs.


Affects the head

“Like Dioscorides, Galen had little to say about cannabis, but he does state that the Romans, at least those with money, used to top off their banquets with a marijuana-seed dessert, a confectionery treat which left guests with a warm and pleasurable sensation. To be avoided, however, was an overindulgence in this confection, for among the adverse after-effects of too many seeds were dehydration and impotence. Other properties Galen mentions are antiflatulence and analgesia. “If consumed in large amounts,” he says, it “affects the head by sending to it a warm and toxic vapour.”

Galen, De Facultatibus Alimentorum 100.49.

Ernest L Abel
Marijuana – The First Twelve Thousand Years
Schaffer Library of Drug Policy

fills the Head with noxious and painful Vapours

The Arabs obtained from the pistils of the hemp-blossom in fermentation the drink they call Hashis, which is intoxicating even to madness.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483 – ca. 1553]
Gargantua and Pantagruel
William Francis Smith, translator
London, 1893

Reefer madness

Reefer Madness
Public enemy number one. Women cry for it. Men will die for it. Reefer madness.

Sven Jissom
Payroll Jelly
Payroll Jelly

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Posted 9 February 2013. Modified 6 December 2015.

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  1. Swany

    Marijuana, the first 12,000 years

    http://druglibrary.org/schaffer/hemp/history/first12000/1.htm

    “Like Dioscorides, Galen had little to say about cannabis, but he does state that the Romans, at least those with money, used to top off their banquets with a marijuana-seed dessert, a confectionery treat which left guests with a warm and pleasurable sensation. To be avoided, however, was an overindulgence in this confection, for among the adverse after-effects of too many seeds were dehydration and impotence. Other properties Galen mentions are antiflatulence and analgesia. “If consumed in large amounts,” he says, it “affects the head by sending to it a warm and toxic vapour.”

    Galen, De Facultatibus Alimentorum 100.49.

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