TRAFFIC IN OPIUM
With the submission of the report of the Advisory Committee on Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs1 to the Council of the League of Nations, a new and important stage of work in the suppression of the abuse of narcotics appears to have begun. The committee framed a definite statement of the essential principles which might serve as a basis for a future convention on limitation and indicated that this future convention will render possible a final suppression of the use of opium for smoking in countries or territories where the practice is still authorized. Its main purpose will be to develop appropriate measures for a gradual reduction of the quantities of raw opium required for the manufacture of prepared opium. The report of the preparatory committee, which was adopted by the advisory committee, stated as a premise that opium is being produced in quantities
Current Comment. JAMA. 1938;111(24):2212. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790500050015
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