Why Our Grandparents Were So Happy…

Cocaine toothache drops

Have you ever wondered why our great-grandparents all had such fond memories of their youth?

Well…I’m surprised they remembered anything at all!!!

Forget Tums and Tylenol. Forget Aleve and Benedryl.

Look at the cool stuff they had back then!

Bayer HeroinA bottle of Bayer’s ‘Heroin’

Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a “non-addictive substitute” for morphine. It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.

Coca WineCoca Wine, anyone?

Metcalf’s Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market. Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would also work as a medicinal treatment.

Mariani WineMariani Wine

Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of its time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.


Produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company of New York. It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal. Children should only take half a glass.


A paperweight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne ( Mannheim , Germany ). They were proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing Quinine and Cocaine.

Opium for Asthma

Opium for Asthma

At 40% alcohol plus 3 grains of opium per tablet. It didn’t cure you… but you didn’t care!

Cocaine tabletsCocaine Tablets (1900)

All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance. Great to ‘smooth’ the voice.

Cocaine toothache dropsCocaine Drops for Toothache

Very popular for children in 1885.

Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children very happy!

mime-attachment_8Opium for Newborns

I’m sure this would make them sleep well (not only the Opium, but also the 46% alcohol).

It’s no wonder they were called, “The Good Old Days”. From cradle to grave… everyone was STONED!

(This is one of those fascinating spam emails that regularly get passed around. I got this from my 82-year-old cousin! — OH)


Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. BeyondChronic.com is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.

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