Man you're a fucking idiot. Your summary of Hashasheen=Stoners is just downright fucking stupid. Even the little I know about them was not that they were "stoner" or "druggies". They imbibed hashish ( a form of hemp and not marijuana) for ecstatic religious purposes. To use something as simple as what you've said and then tell people you don't care if they unfollow your ass shows just how abysmally fucking dumb you are
Let me rephrase that: hashasheen is a slang term for stoners, today.
As for the Nizari Ismailis, they probably did not use hashish or cannabis potions to inspire their assassinations. That story comes from Marco Polo, who wrote it down following his travels in Persia. (In fact, the word Polo uses is “Ashishin.” See Bernard Lewis’ The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam, P. 6 - 8. For the spread of Polo’s story into European literature and texts that discussed the sect, Lewis picks it up again on P. 10.)
In fact, the Naziri Ismailis had been labelled hashishiyya by Fatamid Caliph al-Amir, most likely to denote the ill repute of the sect.
It was an abusive term leveled at the sect, not an indicator of what they actually were doing. It spread into European legends, and from there into various drug-using individuals’ work and communities, not to mention literary references.
What I was saying was that I’d adopted an abusive term for my moniker, partially in reverence to Burroughs, and also as a way of making clear the sort’ve posts (which actually sometimes involve cannabis/hashish potions) I might make.