Cannabis in the Commons: Colonial networks, missionary politics and the origin of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission 1893-4

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In 1893 the Secretary of State for India revealed in the House of Commons that he had ordered the Government of India to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the issue of cannabis use in south Asian society.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • cannabis
  • house of commons
  • colonial networks
  • missionary politics
  • Indian Hemp Drugs Commission

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