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Cannabis Use During the Civil War
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The following article was published after quotes were found suggesting that two Civil War Generals endorsed Hasheesh oils. In the 1800’s claims were often made without peoples knowledge and copyright laws did not exist, some coined these advertisers snake oil salesmen. Our research led us to quotes that were likely misrepresentations, yet the information was published in established publications at that time. No one denies the use of cannabis as a medicine during the Civil War.

During a recent interview with noted historian Mark Hall-Patton of Pawn Star show fame, Mark did not believe the quotes to be genuine, but he did not deny the use of cannabis at the time of the Civil War.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

Because cannabis was never considered an illegal substance prior or during the US Civil War, marijuana was widely accepted as a medical solution, and used frequently by soldiers to help with ailments and wounds.

On this day before Memorial Day the following advertisement from the Good Samaritan and Daily Physician, circa 1862, seemed appropriate. General Ulysses S. Grant (later US President) tells about the medical use of marijuana, “It is of great value to the wounded and feeble, and that it is harmless.” Possibly referring to opium that was being used and abused frequently during that period of history, and still today.

Confederate General General Robert E. Lee declares, “I wish it was in my power to place it (cannabis) in the pocket of every soldier, because I am convinced that it speedily relieves debility, fatigue and suffering”

It is beyond my comprehension that today we limit cannabis to those soldiers that defend our freedom. We also ignore science, common sense and the voice of the commanders in their charge by denying these brave men and women every treatment available, do we not owe them that much?

In 2014 our leadership in the military support the use of cannabis, but solely for veterans. This needs to change. And now.

Hash Civil War Marijuana

Dan Drevin
Dan Drevin
Patient advocate and I also run a financial services advisory firm in Metro Detroit.

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    THeo what did you get your medical card for?

  2. DANIEL LANE says:

    I’M ON A PRESCRIPTION THC PILL DRONABINOL ( FROM A MEDICAL DR) IT HELPS WITH:
    EATING,DIGESTING & HOLDING DOWN FOOD/PREVENTING: THROWING UP ,PUKING, TOSS YOUR COOKIES, VOMITING .
    ( FOOD/BEVERAGE)
    I HAVE HAD CBD OIL ( FROM A MARIJUIA PLANT) IN JELLO, LIQUID DROP, GUMMY FORM & IT GIVES A GOOD NIGHT/DAY WORTH OF SLEEP
    &
    GREAT FOR NERVES, TREMBLING,SHAKES .

    CANNI~COOKIES : MARIJUINA FLOWER/BUD DIESEL,SOUR DIESEL&STRAWBERRY DIESEL = GOOD FOR SLEEP, EATING . BEWARE TOO MUCH OF 1 COOKIE/WHOLE COOKIE ( DEPENDING ON TOLERANCE ) @ A TIME = CAN MAKE SOME A BIT PARANOID/VERY AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS IN WHICH YOUR MINDS NEGATIVE AWARENESS .

    HASH/MARIJUINA BUD/FLOWER BROWNIES: GOOD FOR EATING
    SLEEPING, RELAXING .
    ALL THESE FORMS ARE & I USE MEDICIALLY MORE THAN TO JUST GET HIGH, WHILE WAITING FOR HOW HIGHx2 THE MOVIE TO COME OUT . . .

    DURING THIS TIME IT TOOK MYSELF TO TYPE THESE WORDS
    I SMOKED THE MEDICAL MARIJUINA STRAIN: GOLDEN CHILD ( MINDS PURE FOCUS )
    TOMBAGERKY HERE ( A BANNED FACEBOOK SCREENAME ) THAT I USED SEEMINGLY GOT RED FLAGGED TOO MANY TIMES BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY CAN’T HANDLE IT WHEN YOU TALK TOO MUCH ABOUT THEIR MEMBERS, WHETHER THEY BELONG TO THE ILLUINATI OR THE FREE THINKERS
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