Dr. Munch’s Marijuana Madness

1938: Dr. James Clyde Munch described to his students at Temple University what happened when he smoked "a handful of reefers" as an experiment.

He crawled into a bottle of ink, stayed there 200 years, took a peep over the bottle's neck, ducked back and wrote a book about what he saw. When the book was done, he popped out of the inkwell, shook his wings, flew around the world seven times.

I'm thinking there may have been something more than just marijuana in those cigarettes.

Time - Apr 11, 1938

Munch liked his story about the disorienting effects of marijuana so much that he repeated it at several criminal trials.

New York Daily News - Apr 8, 1938

     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 14, 2021
     Category: Drugs | Smoking and Tobacco | Experiments | 1930s

And I thought that popping out of the inkwell was Koko The Clown's schtick.

My experience with marijuana is that it just made me very relaxed. Visions of weird things never manifested themselves.
Posted by KDP on 05/14/21 at 09:32 AM
Almost as good as the movie "Reefer Madness"
Posted by Steve E. on 05/14/21 at 11:02 AM
Imagine if he had injected four whole marihuanas! (That's an old meme -- it makes you gay, puts you into a coma, etc. etc. etc..)

With experts such as that, at a highly respected institution, is it any wonder so many people distrust scientists?
Posted by Phideaux on 05/14/21 at 11:02 AM
Being a learned pharmacognosist, he must have known about the effects you get when you smoke dried banana peels.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/14/21 at 03:52 PM
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