specimen jar; controlled drug; cannabis

Made:
1890-1940

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)

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A669113
type:
specimen jar
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • drug
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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