THE ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK

Eli Lilly

THE
ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK

With Over  600 2,000 Pre-1937 Medical Cannabis Products Documented;—a Great Resource book for the Antique Cannabis Collector



 

Updated March 2012 
Now being updated and enlarged from the 1st to 2nd editions. 

Chapter 1 – CANNABIS – A Short History:
[Material Now Obsolete — See 2nd Edition (below) for our new updated, enlarged & corrected historical section ]

[Click Here] to go down to our new [2nd Ed.] historical section — containing new updated, enlarged & corrected material. 
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Chapter 2 – ANTIQUE CANNABIS
Of Forgeries And Reproductions:
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  • 2.1 – Of Forgeries and Reproductions:
  • 2.2 – A Personal Story:
  • 2.3 – Proving Authenticity — Several Rules Of Thumb:
  • 2.3.1 – Proof By the Aging Factors:
  • 2.3.2 – Proof By Surronding Elements:
  • 2.3.3 – Proof Via the Apothecary Units:
  • 2.3.4 – Proof By Time Line:
  • 2.3.5 – Proof By Trivia (aka Knowledge is Power):
  • 2.3.6 – Proof By Practicality:
  • 2.3.7 – Proof By Technology:
  • 2.3.8 – Proof By Asking Questions:
  • 2.4 – Creating Your Own Fakes:
  • 2.5 – A Real World Problem:
  • 2.6 – What the Antique Collector Should Know:
Addendum 2a – INTERNET RIP-OFFS – 2nd Edition
Chapter 3 – Era of the Apothecary Shop:

  • 3.0 – Apothecary (Cannabis) Containers:
  • 3.1 – About Apothecary Containers:
  • 3.2 – Apothecaries – (A Time Line):
  • 3.3 – Hemp Seed Oil:
  • 3.4 – Apothecary / Bulk Container:
  • 3.5 – Ceramic Jar Apothecaries:
  • 3.6 – Bulk Tin Containers:
  • 3.7 – Prices and Fraud Warnings:
Chapter 4 – Cannabis Tinctures & Fluid-Extracts:

  • 4.1 – Cannabis Tinctures & Fluid-Extracts:
  • 4.1.1 – Tinctures:
  • 4.1.2 – Fluid-Extracts:
  • 4.1.3 – Historical Tinctures:
  • 4.1.4 – Cannabis Tinctures, Their Uses:
  • 4.2 – The Manufacture Of Tinctures:
  • 4.3 – From Apothecary To Brand-Name Tinctures:
  • 4.4 – Cases Of Cannabis Poisoning — The Myth:
  • 4.5 – Parke-Davis Bottle:
  • 4.5.1 – Parke Davis — What The Label Tells Us:
  • 4.5.2 – The Color Of The Bottle:
  • 4.5.3 – Sealing Their Products:
  • 4.6 – What The Bottle Seam Tells Us:
  • 4.7 – Of Bottle Molds:
Chapter 5 – Bulk Cannabis Containers
& Home Brew Medicines – 2nd Edition:
Bulk

  • 5.0 – Bulk Cannabis Containers/ Home Brew Medicines:
  • 5.1 – About Bulk Cannabis(es):
  • 5.2 – About Prices:
  • 5.2.1 – Pre-1937 Pricing:
  • 5.3 – Sources of Bulk Cannabis:
  • 5.4 – Sources of Bulk Cannabis part ii:
  • 5.5 – Bulk Cannabis:
  • 5.6 – Large Tin Containers:
  • 5.6.1 – Fraud Watch:
  • 5.6.2 – Prices – Large Container Tins:
  • 5.7 – Home Brew Medicines:
  • 5.7.1 – PRICES — Home Brew Medicines: Remedies:
Chapter 6 – Antique Corn Remedies – 2nd Edition:Foot

  • 6.0 – Corn Removers / External Lotions:
  • 6.1.0 – Why Cannabis?
  • 6.1.1 – Cannabis the Anti-Bacterial Agent:
  • 6.1.2 – Cannabis the Coloring Agent:
  • 6.1.3 – Supposed Localized Pain Killer:
  • 6.2.0 – Corn Remedies / Removers:
  • 6.2.1 – Corn Plasters:
  • 6.3 – Generic External Products:
  • 6.4 – Newspaper Articles:
  • 6.5 – Other External Lotions:
  • 6.5.1 – Liniments:
  • 6.5.2 – Hemp-seed-Oil:
  • 6.6 – Locating Antique Cannabis Corn Remedies:
  • 6.6.1 – General Prices:
Chapter 7 – Anti-Asthmatic Cigarettes:Cigarettes

  • 7.1 – The Cigarette–As a Drug Injection Mechanism:
  • 7.2 – What Is Asthma?
  • 7.3 – Anti-Asthma Cigarettes:
  • 7.4 – Indian Cigarettes by Grimault & Co.:
  • 7.4.1 – Grimault’s and the Reefer Madness Era:
  • 7.5 – Other Brand Name Cannabis Cigarettes
  • 7.5.1 – Crescent Marque Cannabis Cigarettes:
  • 7.5.2 – Cannadonna (Asthma cigarettes):
  • 7.5.3 – Antidotal (smoking) Uses:
  • 7.6 – Medical Cigarette Cases:
  • 7.7 – Cigarette Comparison:
  • 7.8 – TRIVIA:
  • 7.8.1 – Bambu (cigarette Paper):
  • 7.8.2 – Prince Albert (in a Can):
Addendum 7a – 2nd Edition
QUACK Cannabis (19TH Century) Inhaler
Addendum 7b – 2nd Edition
SAVAR’S [Era 1890’s] Medical Cannabis Cigarettes
Chapter 8 – Cough Syrups:

  • 8.0 – Cannabis Cough Syrups:
  • 8.1 – Cannabis in Cough syrups:
  • 8.2 – General Prices:
Chapter 9 – Migraine Headaches & Powder Cannabis:

  • 9.0 – Of Migraine Headache And Powdered Cannabis:
  • 9.1 – Cannabis And Migraine Headaches:
  • 9.2 – Migraine Headache – A Personal Story:
  • 9.3 – Deadly Headache Cures:
    Chapter 9b – Powder Cannabis:
  • 9.4.1 – Migraines And Cannabis Powders:
  • 9.4.2 – Headache And Head Pains:
  • 9.4.3 – Gelatin Tables:
  • Chapter Appendix – A:
Chapter 10 – Generic (Chlorodyne) Medicines:

  • 10.0 – Chlorodyne & Cannabis in the Era of Generic Medicines:
  • 10.1 – An Era of Generic Medicines:
  • 10.2 – Pre-1937 Generic (Cannabis) Compound Drugs:
  • 10.3 – Ethical verses Patent Medicines:
  • 10.4.1 – Chlorodyne — The Wonder Drug of the 19th Century:
  • 10.4.2 – The Origin of Chlorodyne:
  • 10.4.3 – Chlorodyne – Saver of Lives:
  • 10.4.4 – Chlorodyne and the Opium Factor:
  • 10.5 – Prices:
Chapter 11 – CANNABIS – A Century Of Medical Uses:

  • 11.0 – Cannabis In Western Medical History:
  • 11.1.1 – It’s Medical Uses:
  • 11.1.2 – Warning:
  • 11.2 – Cannabis – Its Use By Western Medicine ( Paracelsus To 1840):
  • 11.2.1 – Antiques From This Era:
  • 11.3 – Cannabis; Its Use By Western Medicine [1840 – 1880]:
  • 11.3.2 – Gout And Rheumatism:
  • 11.3.3 – Tremens [Spasm]:
  • 11.3.4 – Stomach Worms:
  • 11.3.5 – Antiques From This Era:
  • 11.4 – Cannabis: Its Use By Western Medicine, 1880 -To- 1925:
  • 11.4.1 – Migraine Headache:
  • 11.4.2 – Cannabis The Aphrodisiac:
  • 11.4.3 – Cough Syrups:
  • 11.3.4 – Asthma / Bronchitis:
  • 11.4.5 – Addiction: [Treatment For]:
  • 11.4.6 – Stomach Diseases:
  • 11.4.7 – Female Problems:
  • 11.4.8 – Epilepsy:
  • 11.4.9 – Analgesic: [Pain Killer]:
  • 11.4.10 – Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
  • 11.4.11 – Hypnotics [Sleeping Pills]:
  • 11.4.12 – Mental Illnesses:
  • 11.4.13 – Neuralgia:
  • 11.4.14 – Odds And Ends:
  • 11.4.15 – Antique Collectables From The Era:
  • 11.5 – Cannabis: A Time Of Mass-Hysteria; 1925 -To- 1937:
  • 11.6 – Cannabis After The Marihuana Tax Act:
  • 11.6.1 – The Marihuana Tax Act:
  • 11.6.2 – Bulk Cannabis:
  • 11.6.3 – Cannabinon Tablets:
  • 11.6.4 – Using Tax Records To Locate Cannabis Antiques:
  • 11.6.5 – A Slow End:
  • 11.6 – Final Warning:
Chapter 12 – Advertising Ads and Brochures:Ad

  • 12.0 – Cannabis Advertisements:
  • 12.1.1 – Generic Advertisements:
  • 12.1.2 – Problems With Generic Ad’s:
  • 12.2 – Pre-Civil War Cannabis Ad’s:
  • 12.3 – World War I:
  • 12.4 – Other Types Of Advertisements:
  • 12.4.1 – Trade Cards:
  • 12.4.2 – Match Books & Post Cards:
  • 12.4.3 – Giveaway Almanacs:
  • 15.5 – Store Lobby Display Ad’s:
ADDENDUM 12A – 2nd Edition
Yet more Cannabis – Newspaper / Magazine Ads

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WARNING:   Long download times but well worth it.

Chapter 13 – Pharmaceutical Product Catalogs:National Drug

  • 13.1 – Squibb’s Materia Medica (1919 edition) Product Catalog:
  • 13.2 – Squibb’s Materia Medica (1919 edition) Product Catalog:
  • 13.3 – A Pharmaceutical Product Catalog:
  • 13.4 – Pharmaceutical Catalogs as Reference:
  • 13.5 – Selected Sections From the Catalog:
  • 13.6 – PRICES:


Addendum 13a – MORE CATALOGS – 2nd Edition
Addendum 13b – 2nd Edition
Curators Corner – Parke Davis & Co.
Chapter 14 – Veterinary Medicines: – 2nd EditionAd

  • 14.0 – Cannabis Veterinary Products:
  • 14.1 – Veterinary Products:
  • 14.2 – Parke Davis Veterinary products:
  • 14.3 – Prices — Antique Veterinary products:
Chapter 15 – Quack Medicines:Quack

  • 15.1 – Quack Medicines:
  • 15.1.1 – The Halish Power or Bread of Mr. Noyes:
  • 15.1.2 – Dr. H. James Cannabis Elixir:
  • 15.1.3 – Piso’s Cure For Consumption:
  • 15.1.4 – Questionable Cure for Morphine Addiction:
  • 15.1.5 – Kohler’s One-Night-Cough Cure:
  • 15.2 – Non-Quack (But Alleged So) Medicines:
  • 15.2.1 – Hashish (asthmatic) Cigarette:
  • 15.2.2 – Hashessh (Medical) Candy:
  • 15.2.3 – Victor Infant Relief:
  • 15.3 – The Traveling Medicine Show:
  • 15.4 – Postscript:
Addendum 15a – MORE QUACK MEDICINES – 2nd Edition
Addendum 15b – MORE QUACK MEDICINES – 2nd Edition
Chapter 16 – Written Prescriptions:

  • 16.0 – Cannabis Medical Prescriptions:
  • 16.1 – Prescriptions, Their Origins:
  • 16.2 – Effects Of The Harrison Narcotics Act:
  • 16.3 – The Modern Era:
  • 16.4 – Sets:
  • 16.5 – California Prescriptions:
  • 16.6 – Why Many Cannabis Prescriptions Are Ignored:
  • 16.7 – Evaluating Cannabis Prescriptions:
  • 16.8 – Prices:
  • 16.8.1 – Caveat Emptor [Let The Buyer Beware]:
Chapter 17 – CANNABIS Its Last Legal Days:

  • 17.0 – Cannabis; “Its Last Legal Days”:
  • 17.1 – Why This Chapter:
  • 17.2 – What Was The Hysteria Campaign:
  • 17.3 – A Historical Perspective:
  • 17.4 – Reefer Madness, Before The Hysteria Campaign:
  • 17.5 – Factors That Led To The Hysteria Campaign:
  • 17.6 – The Coming Of Harry J. Anslinger:
    — Catalyst Of Hysteria:
  • 17.7 – The Mechanisms Of The Campaign:
    — How Cannabis Became Marihuana:
  • 17.8 – The Campaigns After Affects:
    — The Campaigns Legacy:
  • 17.9 – The Campaigns Legacy For Antique Collectors:
Chapter 18 – Sedatives, Hypnotics and Bromides:

  • 18.0 – Sedatives, Hypnotics and Bromides:
  • 18.1 – Some Weird Definitions:
  • 18.2 – Sedatives:
  • 18.3 – Hypnotics:
  • 18.4 – Treatment for Mental Illness:
  • 18.5 – Bromides:
  • 18.6 – Bromidia – Quite a product:
Chapter 19 – Medical Hemp Seed Oil:

  • 19.0 – Hemp Seed Oil As Medicine:
  • 19.1 – Pharmaceutical Stores:
Chapter 20 – Present-Day Cannabis Medicines:

  • 20.0 – Present Day Medical Products:
  • 20.1 – Marinol — The Synthetic Cannabis:
  • 20.2 – Yesterday’s Antique Marinol:
  • 20.3 – Government Issued – Medical Marihuana Today:
  • 20.4 – Marihuana Tax Stamps:
  • 20.5 – Indian Medicine:
  • 20.6 – Jamaica The Land Of Gentle Breezes & Medical Cannabis:
  • 20.7 – Novelty Items:
  • 20.8 – Gw Pharmaceuticals:
  • 20.9 – General Prices, Health & Legal Warnings:
Chapter 21 – Cannabis And Female Ailments: Searle

  • 21.0 – Cannabis And Female Ailments:
  • 21.1 – Cannabis As A Treatment For Female Ailments:
  • 21.2 – Pure Cannabis Verses Compound Medicines:
  • 21.3 – Cannabis & Female Ailments, As Per The Text Book:

Chapter 22 – Cannabis the safe [non-addictive] Pain Killer:

Chapter 23 – Neuralgia:

Chapter 24 – Medical Travel Bags:

  • 24.0 – Medical Travel Bags:
Chapter 25 – CANNABIS ODDs AND END’s:
A Place For Things That Don’t Seem To Fit Anywhere ElseMaltos

  • 25.0 – CANNABIS Odds And End’s:
  • 25.1 – Early Attempts to Isolate the Active Ingredient/s of Cannabis Sativa:
  • 25.2 – No Name Drugs:
  • 25.3 – Of Black Sheep Drugs:
    a.k.a. – Those Cannabis Medicines We All Would Rather Had Never Been
  • 25.4 – Stuff That Just Don’t Fit:
  • 25.5 – Unknown Uses:
  • 25.6 – None Cannabis, But of historical Interest:
Addendum 25a – 2nd Edition
Of Hemp Bandages & Other Odds-and-Ends
Chapter 26 – Cannabis & Compound Pharmacuticals – 2nd Edition:Bell

  • 26.1 – CANNABIS & COMPOUND MEDICINES:
  • 26.2 – MEDICAL USES OF CANNABIS COMPOUND DRUGS:
  • 26.3 – PILL verses TABLETS verses CAPSULES:
  • 26.4 – COMPOUND CANNABIS DRUGS — SOME EXAMPLES:
  • 26.5 – SHOTGUN MEDICINES:

AFTERWARDS:


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THE ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK – 2nd EDITION
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WARNING: Due to mechanical circumstances beyond the authors control, this edition contains present day political subject matter that some may find offensive. If so please restrict yourself solely to the 1st Edition (shown) above.

FORWARD:

BOOK DEDICATIONHubert
This book is dedicated to the lasting memory of Senator Hubert Humphrey, may he never be forgotten.

  • Could Cannabis have saved Senator Humphrey’s life?
  • Reflections on thousands of needless Cancer Deaths.
Chapter 1 – PRICES AND PRICING: Piggy
What are your Antiques worth?

  • 1.0 – Prices & Pricing:
  • 1.1 – The National Drug Enforcement Industries:
  • 1.2 – Civic Organizations:
  • 1.3 – The War On Blacks:

Chapter 2 – CANNABIS – A Graphical History: create
A Short Longer Graphical History:
Originally (1st Edition), this chapter was en-titled, “A short Graphical History of Medical Cannabis,” and was intended mostly for use by newspaper reporters who needed a quick yet well-documented resource on the subject. However, (now looking back with 20-20 hindsight) this has proven to be a major mistake on our part. . . .
SECTION I – Cannabis and Pre-Written History:

  • 2.1 – The Neanderthals: — 40,000 BC ; 2.2 – Pre-Recorded (Human) History)
    SECTION II – Cannabis and Religion:
  • 2.3 – The Creation: ; 2.4 – The Ancient Hebrews ; 2.5 – Jesses and Cannabis
    SECTION III – Cannabis and the Ancients
  • 2.6 – Ancient Egypt ; 2.7 – Mesopotamia & Assyria — 3,000 BC ; 2.8 – Chinese Herbal — 2000 BC ; 2.9 – Arabic Medicine
    SECTION IV – Cannabis and the Western Medicine
  • 2.10 – Greek-Roman Medicine 300 BC – 50 AD BC ; 2.11A – The Catholic Church and Medicine ; 2.11B – Burn the Witch ; 2.12 – The New Western Medicine ; 2.13 – Indian Medicine ; 2.14 – W. B. O’Shaughnessy ; 2.15 – 1837 – 1937 The Golden Age of Medical Cannabis ; 2.16 – POST-1937 The Dark Ages (part 2)
Chapter 3 – MEDICAL CANNABIS – CENSORSHIP: 
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CANNABIS CENSORSHIP:
 — Documented cases of out and out censorship of various Cannabis Medical Studies . . . what the D.E.A. does not want you to know.

Chapter 4 – MEDICAL CANNABIS – STATE BY STATE: 
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NORTH CAROLINA:
 — Before the comming of the anti-Medical Cannabis Laws

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OKLAHOMA:
 — Before the comming of the anti-Medical Cannabis Laws

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KANSAS:
 — Before the comming of the anti-Medical Cannabis Laws

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VIRGINIA:
 — Before the comming of the anti-Medical Cannabis Laws


APPENDIXES:

Appendix A – Pre-1937 Cannabis Manufacturers: — 
Over 280 manufacturers identified.

Appendix B – Medical Journal Articles:

Appendix C – U.S. Pharmacopoeia:

Appendix D – National Formulary:

Appendix E – “Physiological Testing”:
[aka – Doing it on the Dog]:

Appendix G – Museum CD Rom Collection:

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