Drugs

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In the early days opium was traded by sea merchants and was commonly used to ease pain. Doctors prescribed opium-based medicine for all kinds of illnesses. At the turn of the century heroin could be sold legally and was considered to be a harmless cure-all . At that time, most of the users who became addicts were medical addicts. There were hardly any users that took drugs for recreational use. In 1910 ,however, addiction abounded and drugs were blamed to be an encouragement to crime. As a consequence the import of opium into the U.S. was banned. In the 20´s Marijuana was brought to America in large quantities, especially by Mexican immigrants. In the 1950´s people began using LSD. It had for them a meaning beyond just getting high. Youngsters wanted to rebel against government and war ...

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