specimen jar; controlled drug; cannabis
A glass specimen jar containing a thin layer of bhang. A label attached says that it originates from Zanzibar, East Africa. Bhang is a form of cannabis which consists of specially dried leaves and flowering shoots of both male and female plants, and uncultivated. Cannabis was formarly employed in mania and nervous disorders as a cerebral sedative or narcotic but is now rarely used as a theraputic agent (Martindale 1967. p 276). With the specimen is a small painted piece of wood, possibly as a stand. (See note)
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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- specimen jar
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Wellcome Trust
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