Welcome to the Cannabis Museum

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Cannabis Museum is a privately owned collection of artifacts, aimed at educating the public on the normalcy of Cannabis use in America.


Images for Sale

Hemp Seed Specie Jar

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For tens of thousands of years, hemp seed has been in continuous use in the form of a protein, oil and a mineral rich food source. The seeds were also used medicinally for a range of prescriptions, laxatives, corn plasters and dyes. Dried herbs were o...

Oil of Hemp Carboy

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Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is pressed from seeds of varieties of Cannabis that are low in the active principal chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is clear light green to dark green in color with a nutty flavor. Hemp...

Cannabis Herb Apothecaries

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Cannabis, the generic term for the dried flowers of the Cannabis plant, is commonly used in ancient folk remedies from many cultures. Cannabis remained one of the top half dozen compounding herbs until its U.S. prohibition in 1937. These compounded med...

Hashish Apothecaries

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Hashish, or hasheesh, is a powdered or compressed concentrate of the Cannabis flower. Hashish making is an ancient practice with a long social history in India, Turkey, Egypt and other Asian and Middle Eastern countries. The smoking of hashish was popu...

Cannabis Sativa, Indica and Semen, with Enameled Caps

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Cannabis is believed to have originated as a single species in Central Asia. It may have been the first cultivated crop. Seeds of the useful plant were carried on migrations across the planet. Through thousands of years of careful husbandry, our ancest...

Milk Glass Jars

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The terms "sativa" and "Indica" are used quite differently today than they were one hundred years ago. Though it was not understood at the time, the established Sativa varieties provided predominantly cannabidiol (CBD), whereas the newly introduced Ind...

Inverted Cannabis Show Bottles

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When Indica varieties were first introduced, customers became curious and wanted to understand the differences between sativa and Indica variety medicines. They wanted to be sure they were getting potent and pure products. In the Victorian age, doing t...

Cannabis Americana Apothecaries

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In the late nineteenth century, Cannabis indica, imported primarily from India, was considered a superior product for medicinal purposes. Domestically raised Cannabis sativa was often found lacking in quality, or so importing herb companies claimed. ...

Assortment of Cannabis Tincture Bottles

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Tincture of Cannabis is extracted by soaking the female flowers of the plant in a solvent, most often alcohol, although vinegars were originally used. The soaking mixture, which is left for a specific amount of time, is then strained, and the spent pla...

Cannabis Medicine with Red Poison Labels

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Apothecary dispensing errors became scandalous in 1858 after a candy maker in Bradford, England poisoned himself and 200 customers with toxic peppermint sweets. Instead of "daff" for the recipe, the druggist had instead dispensed arsenic. Daff was a te...

Cannabis Concentrates in Blue Poison Bottles

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Cannabis in herbal form was known to be safe to use, but the concentrations that began to become available in the second half of the nineteenth century were respected for their power. These were almost always dispensed in containers marked as potential...

Shelf Ware Set of Cannabis Apothecary Jars

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These five jars constitute a complete compounding Cannabis pharmacy typical of early twentieth century America. The set demonstrates the advanced knowledge that practitioners of that day possessed about Cannabis and its various forms and uses. This pha...

Cannabis as an Ingredient in Patent Medicines

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The turn of the twentieth century brought great technical innovations, including the light bulb, radios and mechanical bottle making. Glass products went from being hand blown and precious to stamped out and cheap. The apothecarist, custom formulating ...

Corn Cures, Cannabis for Skin Care

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Cannabis has a long, documented history of topical use. Our ancestors ground fresh leaves into a mass they applied to wounds, soreness, inflammation and other conditions. Initially, a length of cloth was used to hold the poultice in place. This evolved...

Aphrodisiacs Included Cannabis Extracts

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Aphrodisiacs increase libido and may treat fertility issues such as impotence or sexual dysfunction. The name comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Ancient texts described how Cannabis use increases sexual pleasure. Sex and Cannabis can be ...

Herbal Use of Cannabis Spread Northward

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In the early twentieth century, herbal Cannabis was available in almost every corner drugstore, and was often less expensive than decent tobacco. The Parke-Davis Co. 1910 catalog lists its premium Cannabis americana at a cost of $1.65 a pound, which wa...

Cannabis Becomes a Standardized Medicine

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The U.S. Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 imposed regulations requiring labeling of the contents in drug products. The Sherley Act of 1912 prohibited labeling of medicines with false therapeutic claims intended to defraud the purchaser. Health claims and...

Generally Accepted, Mainstream Medicine Banned

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Dr. William Erastus Upjohn solved this problem with his invention of the "friable" (crushable) tablet that was designed to be easily digestible. The Upjohn Company became a leading innovator in drug development and manufacturing. Upjohn, Parke-Davis,...

Panoramic Images

The following images are available in special panoramic formats.

Panoramic Bottle Assortment

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The Bottle Assortment is a 10” x 40” inch image available on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag cotton fiber paper framed to museum specifications. The strong, horizontal image makes a dramatic statement; a range of cannabis products produced by the pharmaceutical...

Collector Sets

We provide complete sets of our images to museums and private collectors on both paper and aluminum.

Set of 12 x 18 Chroma prints of all 18 images

CHR-SET-12x18
18 images on 12” x 18” dye sublimation aluminum plates, with hanging system and includes 100 Museum Compendium booklets.

Unit Price: $3,000.00

Set of 20 x 30 Chroma prints of all 18 images

CHR-SET-20x30
18 images on 20” x 30” dye sublimation aluminum plates, with hanging system and includes 100 Museum Compendium booklets.

Unit Price: $5,000.00

Set of 12 x 18 Fine Art Prints, all 18 images in binder

PRT-SET-12x18
Unframed sets of 18 paper 12” x 18” fine art prints presented in an archival art portfolio, this also includes 100 copies of the Museum Compendium booklets.

Unit Price: $1,000.00