The Department of History at the Faculty of Education for Girls at the University of Kufa held its scientific symposium (tagged the history of hashish and its impact on impeding the progress and prosperity of nations and peoples).
The symposium aimed to introduce the dangers of drugs to the infrastructure of countries and to build on the historical experiences of some countries, such as the Opium War in China, and to show the devastating health effects on the physical and psychological level of drug users, and to present laws and discuss their effectiveness in eliminating the phenomenon of drug spread.
It included three axes dealing with the historical axis, including the history of hashish and its impact on impeding the progress of nations in terms of its use by some hostile countries to overthrow the political and social systems together by Dr. (Bahaa Musa Habib) from the Department of History, and the health axis during which (Professor Sahar Mahmoud) delivered Jawad) from the Department of Life Sciences gave a lecture on the importance of defining the negative effects of opium on the user in terms of physiology and the risks to which the nervous system is exposed. As for the legal axis, the researcher (M. M. Atheer Hussein Al-Hadrawi) stressed the extent of the effectiveness of Iraqi laws in confronting and combating drugs In society and what is the legislative necessity in updating laws to confront the spread of drugs among members of society.
The symposium recommended relying on historical experiences to confront the expansion of the drug phenomenon in society and activating sources of awareness in order to explain its health risks to the individual or society and to issue deterrent laws against both local and international traffickers.