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22 Sep 2021 03:01 PM  

Bought this tin recently and just wandered whether anybody could help in dating it . When did it became illegal for U.K. companies to include cocaine in their products ?

 

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26 Sep 2021 12:03 AM  

Hi Ken .. Can't help with the date but certainly decades into the 20th century .
I have come accross references recently while researching Chlorodyne .

Here is a link I found which leads to lots of information on opiates and their use in sedation of infants etc

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10723823/

Cheers .. Chris

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26 Sep 2021 07:24 PM  
Wow, at first I thought you had an adventurous Saturday night !
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26 Sep 2021 07:34 PM  

 found this on google

1920: Cocaine is banned as an illegal substance in the U.K. under the Dangerous Drugs Act. This started an illegal importation trade. Some enterprising traffickers used homing pigeons sent from France to bring in a gram at a time.

 

anybody want 300 pigeons !!!

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28 Sep 2021 11:31 AM  
I always wondered why people kept pigeons!

Tin looks round about the first world war to me.
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