Wacky History (En)
A Brief History of Drugs
|In ancient Rome you could be arrested for being drunk in charge of a chariot.
|Opium (heroin is made from this plant) was widely used as a medicine in China and India.
|In some parts of Germany you could be executed for smoking tobacco.
|The French army fighting in North Africa discover you can get high smoking cannabis.
|Coca Cola was invented in America. Until 1903 it had a small amount of cocaine in it.
|A German medicine company discovered heroin. It was used as a painkiller. Doctors didn’t know you could get hooked on it.
|A Swiss chemist named Albert Hoffmann accidentally made LSD in his laboratory and had a very strange ride home on his bicycle.
|Soldiers in the army were given speed to keep them going during battle.
|Police can now take alcohol away from young people under 18 if they are drinking in public.
For more interesting facts about drugs see Did You Know?<