Vanity Fair ad Aug 16,1962 pg 74
HASHESSH (Medical) CANDY:
NO false statements can be found, no attempt to harm or deceive the public is made. Thus, despite the legitimacy of the criticizing source, the product must be declared as being NON-QUACK.To our knowledge, the very first time  that any reputable group accused a Cannabis medicine of quackery. According to an Editorial that ran in the "Medical and Surgical Reporter" of Mar. 12, 1866 pp256, entitled, "Advertising Quack Medicines." The newspaper the Ledger, of Philadelphia, while being touted as an ethical newspaper that did not advertised Quack Medicines, was in fact doing just that. And that among the "Quack" medicines being advertised was one for a hasheesh medical candy which was making the following medical claims: "Hasheesh Candy, strengthens the Lungs, and guards against all disease."While the museum has not been able to obtain, a copy of that ad, we have been able to locate the following ad for the product:
Vanity Fair (magazine) Aug 16, 1862 HASHEESH CANDY.(in pic)
Remembering that terms "cure" and "treatment" were used interchangeable at the time. Let us look (logically, not emotionally) at the claims being made:"That this was a medial agent and not a simple candy" --- True "A medical agent for Nervousness" -- True, Medical Marihuana long ago has been shown to be an effective anti-spasmodic agent, as well as a Sedative. "A medical agent for Melancholy, confusion of thoughts, etc." --- True, Medical Marihuana has long been used by patients in insane asylums (probably because of its sedative effect.) "Is a pleasurable and harmless stimulant" ---- Harmless, YES, not one human has ever been know to have died as a result of its use. BUT Pleasurable! Oral Medical Marihuana tastes terrible, but because it is in Candy form, one must also say true. See article for entire story.
#history #hasheesh #vanityfair #positivity #Health #Marijuana #knk #Didyouknow #CancerPrevention #weed #cannabiscommunity #cannabisculture #cannabislife #cannabisfacts #fucktrump #highsociety #instaweed #420life #maryjane #weedstagram #medicalmarijuana #highlife #stonernation #ganja #stoned