THE ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK
Chapter 3 - (2nd Edition)
CENSORED MEDICAL STUDIES

THE OSS DURING WORLD WAR II
Cannabis as a Truth Serum
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Truth Serum
Cannabis during World War II, -- O.S.S. Truth Serum page2



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  Cigarettes prepared as above outlined are perfectly normal in appearance and in taste.

There is a fairly wide range in individual difference in sensitivity in the drug.   Furthermore, there are wide individual differences in inhalation habits.   A single cigarette may produce mild but definite effects in one person, while two or three cigarettes, distributed over -1 hour may be necessary for other subjects.   For subjects who have high tolerance or who inhale only a small amount, two or three additional cigarettes with .02 grams of the acetate should be administered over a period of time - from 1 to 5 hours until the desired effect is obtained.   Stronger concentrations may be prepared, but should be used with considerable discretion.

Psychological Effects of the Drug
When the drug is administered gradually, through one to three cigarettes spread over to 1 hour, the first noticeable effect is a gradual, pleasant sensation of relaxation and well-being.   This sensation may be just noticeable 3-10 minutes after beginning the first cigarette, or it may appear during or after the second or third.   If the dosage is adequate, this state passes, after a few minutes, into one in which thoughts flow with considerable freedom, and in which conversation becomes animated and accelerated.   The subject may experience lapses, - such as forgetting what he was about to say.   Frequently, he becomes greatly amused. He may tell funny stories or related personal anecdotes with some abandn(sic) and indiscretion.   This stage wears off gradually over a period of one to two hours.   For a period of fifteen minutes to a half-hour, during the peak of the effect, the subject may have a slight sensation of constriction in the upper abdomen or lower thorax, or he may be unusually conscious of pulse or viscera.   These sensations are not sufficiently marked to interfere with his elation and loquaciousness.

If the cigarettes contain two to three times the standard dose of .02 grams, a somewhat different phenomenon may appear.   Within five or ten minutes after beginning to smoke, the subject experiences dizziness and difficulty in focusing his eyes on objects.   At the same time he may become apprehensive and anxious for more air.   He may lose consciousness for a minute or so.   If this degree of intoxication is reached, the subject may have no energy to get up from a reclining position for an hour or more, and he may feel stuporous for two or three hours.

Summary of Psychological Effects:
With some reservations, the effect of tetrahydrocannabinol acetate may be said to resemble that of alcohol.   Small amounts produce relaxation and a feeling of well-being.   Moderate amounts produce


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