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Vintage antimarijuana ad. Marijuana is far less dangerous than alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, cocaine, meth, etc. Make easy, small mints for safe pain relief or enjoyment! MARIJUANA - Guide to Buying, Growing, Harvesting, and Making Medical Marijuana Oil and Delicious Candies to Treat Pain and Ailments by Mary Bendis, Second Edition. Just $2.99 for great e-book!

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Coca Wine

Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a large number of cocaine-containing wines available on the market. All claimed medicinal effects, although they were undoubtedly consumed for their "recreational" value as well.” Coca wine contained 30 grains of Erythroxylum coca (from which Cocaine is made) per ounce of wine

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Victorian syringe case for cocaine by Science Museum London. An interesting article on the Addictive History of Medicine is here, mentioning Holmes, of course.

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the good old days, when a few holes in the head would cure all your ails (if the cocaine, heroin or arsenic didn't do it) Neurosurgical Trepanning set made by Lichtenberger of Strasbourg 1780.

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Ad for Cube Morphine, published in American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record, 1900. - By 1900, use of narcotics was at its peak for both medical and non-medical purposes. Advertisements promoting opium- and cocaine-laden drugs saturated the newspapers; morphine seemed more easily obtainable than alcohol. New York Academy of Medicine

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New Cure for Drunks – TAWNY COCAINE PORT wine, Dr. Harold Boggs, Founder

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Quick Hit. Advertisements for cocaine and cocaine accessories from the 1970s and 1980s. Such drug accessory ads were made illegal in the US by the 1986 a Federal Drug Paraphernalia Statute in the Controlled Substances Act. To “sell, transport through the mail, transport across state lines, import, or export drug paraphernalia as defined” became a criminal act.

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