With opium, belladonna, brucaea, snake-wood, and the cherry-laurel, they put to sleep all who stand in their way.
It is a mixture of excellent opium, which I fetched myself from Canton in order to have it pure, and the best hashish which grows in the East—that is, between the Tigris and the Euphrates.
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Sometimes it looked like a French bordello, or a Victorian opium den, or the inside of a spaceship.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
There was relief all around, but soon the thread had been overtaken by a multi-participant debate about the efficacy of that war, U.S. foreign policy in general, whether or not we won in Vietnam or Grenada or even WWI, and the ability of the Afghans to self-govern, and the opium trade financing the insurgents, and the possibility of legalization of any and all illicit drugs in America and Europe.