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Cannabis Time Capsule, 1877: Amateur Philly pharmacist gives away "hasheesh" treatments
By William Breathes in Cannabis Time Capsule
Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:20 am

Almost every Friday for the last year, Denver Westword has dug up a vintage marijuana-related news article from a treasure trove of small town newspapers. Here's an old Cannabis Time Capsule they've dug up from nearly 136 years ago. It appeared in the now-defunct Colorado Banner newspaper out of Boulder. This December 13, 1877 brief details the schemes of a Philadelphia snake-oil salesman hooking unsuspecting victims on the opium-like wonders of hashish! Cue scary music.

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