I just finished reading the entire history of opium in one sitting, Ai! (for this story of course) anybody got a freakin' asprin, and some decongestant? This thing dates back to 3500 B.C., all the way to 1996. I'm not ashamed to say that I learned alot, like not to trust Willam Randolph Hearst (supposedly, I'm not able to prove this, the creator of the Hearst Magazine Company, who publishes Cosmo, and things like that) and his "anti-chinese" sentiments disguised as a drug-awareness type thing.
This is the statement:
"Tabloids owned by William Randolph Hearst publish stories of white women being seduced by Chinese men and their opium to invoke fear of the 'Yellow Peril', disguised as an "anti-drug" campaign. "
This is in 1890 by the way, see what the internet can teach us?
"What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years?"-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Maybe we need a war...it may be the last of the tonics."-- Norman Mailer, 1966
'Why of the sheep do you not learn peace?'
'Because I don't want you to shear my fleece.'-- An Answer To The Parson, William Blake