Illegal Drugs from Their Origins

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Can you name the illegal drugs from their origins?

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first isolated in 1830 by Jean-Pierre Robiquet to replace raw opium for medical purposes; used mainly as a cough remedy today*
first manufactured in 1898 by the Bayer pharmaceutical company as a cough suppressant, a treatment for tuberculosis, and a 'non-addictive' remedy for morphine addiction*
derived from PCP in 1962 by Parke-Davis scientist Calvin Stevens as a fast-acting general anesthetic; effective in treating depression in those with bipolar disorder*
first synthesized by Ciba chemist Leandro Panizzon in 1944, now used to treat ADHD, ADD, hyperactivity, and narcolepsy*
first developed in Japan in 1919 as a stimulant; during WWII, both sides used it to keep troops awake; later it was prescribed as a diet aid and to fight depression
naturally occurring in the brain, it was first synthesized in 1960 by Dr. Henri Laborit as a surgical anesthetic; it failed; later marketed as a fat burner and muscle developer
made from the Indian hemp plant, grown for use as a hallucinogen for more than 2,000 years*
first synthesized in 1926 and later tested as a human and veterinary surgical anesthetic; only used for a few years because of side-effects: hallucinations, mania, delirium
first synthesized in 1912 by Merck chemist Anton Köllisch as a compound used for making the hemastatic drug, methylhydrastinine; later deemed possibly useful in psychotherapy
first synthesized in 1938 by Sandoz chemist Albert Hofmann looking for a blood stimulant; its hallucinogenic effect prompted Western intelligence experiments in mass mind control
first isolated in 1804 by Friedrich Sertürner as a 'non-addictive' substitute for opium in relieving severe pain*
first isolated from coca leaves in 1859 by German chemist Albert Niemann; later promoted as a cure for depression and sexual impotence
naturally occurring substance produced by the fermentation of grains and fruits
developed in 1937 by IG Farben scientists Max Bockmühl and Gustav Ehrhart, it became widely used as a 'non-addictive' treatment for heroin addiction*

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