Flea policemen help fight marijuana

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Flea Policeman Can Ouickly Identify Marijuana Presence INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 27.--(.«-- The use of flea policemen to assist law enforcement agencies in controlling the present widespread sale and use of marijuana, tt habit forming narcotic, was reported to. day before the opening meeting the American Association for the Advancement of Science. · The insect. Is an almost microscopic and transparent water flea called daphnia, which is widely .used for fish food In home fish bowls. It responds Immediately to .very small amounts of marijuana and "some other substances placed In the water in which It lives, according to Dr. Arno Vlchoever of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, who developed us:. Extensively T7»ed Marijuana, which is known hashish in the Orient, has come extensive use in the United Slates in recent years. Many violent have been committed as the result of persons smoking or chewing It. Heretofore there · has - never any satisfactory method of quick Identification of the narcotic. Or. Vichocver said, and the fact that will grow almost anywhere as a rank weed has made Its control difficult. Make* Conviction Kmlcr Kow. however, with the flea policemen, it is possible to identify the narcotic either in cigarets or of °!ii .the weed itself ·within a few mln- Imcs and make convictions easier obtain in court. , , - -As. little as one 3«nh of « of the suspected material is dis-| n " solved in chemicals and then poured over the water fleas, the Philadelphia scientist said, imd if marijuana is present the insects die quickly, He added, th« same fleas also form the basis of a hew science w h i c h microscopic amounts of poisons, snake venom and heart Stimulants can be traced. A new substance which Is 100 times more efficient in killing one of mankind's greatest enemies, the rat, was announced by Dr. C, O. of Purdue University and Professor Floyd J. LeBlanc of South Dakota State College. This new poison i* an extract of red squill, a plant found originally

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  1. The Fresno Bee The Republican,
  2. 27 Dec 1937, Mon,
  3. Page 7

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