Did you know?
From 1850 to 1937, cannabis was used as the prime medicine for more than 100 separate illnesses or diseases in U.S. Pharmacopoeia.
Before cannabis was prohibited in the U.S. in 1937, many American medicine cabinets contained it, usually in the form of tinctures, but edible candies and other foods had been common in the late 19th century. An 1862 issue of Vanity Fair carried an ad touting the Gunjah Wallah Company’s “Hasheesh Candy” as a “medicinal agent for the cure of nervousness, weakness, [and] melancholy.”
[Source: FreedomLeaf and The History of Cannabis Museum]