Cannabis Becomes a Standardized Medicine

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 use of the word "cure" became prohibited. The prescription and dispensing of medicines were being forced into the modern age. Advances in glassmaking allowed machine molded bottles to proliferate. This, more than anything, changed the apothecary into our modern day pharmacy. Ingredients were no longer dispensed from the precious jars and formulated according to an individual's prescription. Instead, formulas were standardized, branded and dispensed by the bottle. The railroad and the telegraph enabled national distribution. This gave advantage to name branding, mass advertising and the development of the large pharmaceutical houses. Cannabis remained an important medicine as the Roaring Twenties brought prosperity and maturity to the pharmaceutical industry. Stable medical varieties had been bred. Improved processing and packaging brought quality and standardization to the product. Many major pharmaceutical companies were making Cannabis preparations. Left to Right: Cough Special For Children, The Warren-Teed Products Co., Columbus, OH, 4" Fluid Extract Indian Cannabis, Cannabis Sativa, John Wyeth & Bro., Philadelphia, PA, 4 5/8" Abbott's Alkaloidal Granules, Indian Cannabis, The Abbott Alkaloidal Co. Chicago, IL, 3" Tincture Cannabis Indica, The Upjohn, Pill and Granule Co., Kalamazoo, MI, 3 1/4" Cannabis Indica, Extract, Parke-Davis & Co., Manufacturing Chemist, Detroit, MI, 4 1/8" Fluid Extract, Indian Cannabis, Cannabis Indica, U. S. P., Davis & Co., Detroit, MI, 3 1/4" Tablet Triturates, B&T Quality Cannabis Indica, Boericke & Tafel, Philadelphia, PA, 5 3/8" Fraser's Tablets, 100 Cannabis Indica Extract, The Fraser Tablet Company, NY, 2 1/2" Cannabis Extract, 100 Gelatin-Coated Pills, Shuemann-Jones Co., Cleveland, OH, 2 5/8" Homoeopathic Dilution Cannabis Americana, Boericke & Tafel, Philadelphia, PA, 5 1/2" Extract Cannabis Indica, 100 Soluble Pills, Scheffelin & Co., New York, NY, 1 5/8" Fluid Extract Cannabis Indica, No. 203, 4 oz., Sharp & Dohme, Baltimore, MD, 4 3/4" Cannabis Extract, 1/4 gr. No. 467, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN, 2 1/2" Cannabis, Specific Medicines, Specific Indications, Lloyd Brothers, Cincinnati, OH, 4 1/2", "Indications: Nervous depression, tendency to melancholia, with wakefulness, mental illusions or delusions or forgetfulness" Cannabis Extract, 100 sugar coated pills, 1 gr. Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, IN, 3 1/2"

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12 x 18 Chroma print

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The smooth satin finish recalls the porcelain signs of the early twentieth century. Light and durable, the fade resistant images should last for generations. They are an excellent choice for high traffic, public areas. Easy to maintain, they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and a hidden back support and attached wire, make hanging simple. With no need for mats or glazing, the sturdy metal seems to float an inch off the wall. These aluminum prints are available in 12” x 18” and 20” x 30” inch formats.

Unit Price: $137.50

20 x 30 Chroma print

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The smooth satin finish recalls the porcelain signs of the early twentieth century. Light and durable, the fade resistant images should last for generations. They are an excellent choice for high traffic, public areas. Easy to maintain, they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and a hidden back support and attached wire, make hanging simple. With no need for mats or glazing, the sturdy metal seems to float an inch off the wall. These aluminum prints are available in 12” x 18” and 20” x 30” inch formats.

Unit Price: $279.50

12 x 18 Fine Art Print Only

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Our fine art digital prints are produced to museum quality specifications. All printing is done on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag cotton fiber paper.

Unit Price: $49.50

Framed Print - 12 x 18 image in a 16 x 22 maple finish frame

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Our hand finished picture frames are available in two natural hardwoods, ½” wide and 1 ⅜” tall. The frames are certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC certification ensures that wood products come from well managed and harvested forests that provide lasting environmental, social and economic benefits. The American natural maple contemporary profile has minimal but durable finish that allows the wood's natural beauty to show through.

Unit Price: $219.50

Framed Print - 12 x 18 image in a 16 x 22 dark brown finish frame

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Our hand finished picture frames are available in two natural hardwoods, ½” wide and 1 ⅜” tall. The frames are certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC certification ensures that wood products come from well managed and harvested forests that provide lasting environmental, social and economic benefits. A richly finished burnt brown hardwood moulding that marries old world charm with modern elegance. The moulding finish is inspired by the medieval town of Cognac in France and is the definition of refinement and design complementing any environment.

Unit Price: $219.50

12 x 18 Art Block - Natural

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Art Blocks are produced from the same high resolution image as our other prints, but mounted to a durable substrate. The optically clear surface lamination means no glass or acrylic to be concerned with. The FSC oak picture frame holds the image two inches off the wall for a dramatic presentation. The small (8” x 12”) or large (12” x 18”) images are excellent for group assemblies, and are favorites for museum visitors. The Art Block offers an affordable modern look with a choice of two sizes.

Unit Price: $105.50

8 x 12 Art Block - Natural

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Art Blocks are produced from the same high resolution image as our other prints, but mounted to a durable substrate. The optically clear surface lamination means no glass or acrylic to be concerned with. The FSC oak picture frame holds the image two inches off the wall for a dramatic presentation. The small (8” x 12”) or large (12”x16”) images are excellent for group assemblies, and are favorites for museum visitors. The Art Block offers an affordable modern look with a choice of two sizes.

Unit Price: $85.50