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

Mills, James H. (2005) Cannabis in the Commons: Colonial networks, missionary politics and the origin of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission 1893-4. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 6 (1). ISSN 1532-5768

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Abstract

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.