In the following exchange, J. G. Sourwine—chief counsel for the Senate Subcommittee on the Judiciary—is asking a couple of DEA agents to tell him the origin story of a highly concentrated cannabis extraction that The Brotherhood of Eternal Love dubbed “honey oil” and the cops called “hashish oil.”

J. G. Sourwine: “Was it The Brotherhood which invented or first developed hashish oil?” 

DEA agents: “Yes, I think that is right.”

J. G. Sourwine: “Who in The Brotherhood was responsible for the development of hashish oil?”

DEA agents: “According to our best intelligence sources it was Ronald Hadley Stark.”

So there you have it.


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