February 24, 2004

"Le Club des Hachichins"

In the mid-19th century, French writers including Baudelaire and Dumas met regularly to use cannabis.

"The group, calling themselves the Club des Hachichins (Hashish Club), would gather regularly between 1844 and 1849 at the suitably gothic Pimodan House, also known as the Hôtel Lauzun. Here, ritualistically garbed in Arab clothing, they drank strong coffee, liberally laced with hashish"

Sounds like my college dorm room.

Posted by thickeye at February 24, 2004 12:42 AM