[Ads-l] "muggles" = marijuana (1922)

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 15 23:51:08 EDT 2018


So, wizards consider the rest of us to be "dopes"?

Mark Mandel


On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 7:33 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> "muggle(s)" = 'marijuana (cigarette)' (OED3 1926)
>
> Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.), Feb. 18, 1922, p. 20, col. 1
> (Genealogybank)
> Passage of a drastic law to curb the constantly growing practice of selling
> and smoking marijuana, also known as muggles, will be sought at the next
> session of the Legislature, Dr. Oscar Dowling, president of the State Board
> of Health, said Friday.
>
> New Orleans Item, May 29, 1922, p. 18, col. 6 (Genealogybank)
> The spreading menace of marihuana, otherwise known as "muggles," "Mary
> Warner," or cannibus [sic] indica, among youth of the state is causing
> agitation for a state law to penalize peddling of the drug.
>
> Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.), May 29, 1922, p. 20, col. 3
> (Genealogybank)
> Detective Paul R. Maureau testified that the boy, 14 years old, was the
> member of a gang that was accustomed to smoke "mirauana" or "muggles"
> cigarettes, which are supposed to produce recklessness unrivalled by other
> "dope."
>
> --bgz
>
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