March 15, 2008

Once Upon A Time Cocaine & Heroin Were Legal

The Cocaine and other illegal drugs were legal before the prohibition era. They were widely common as ingredients in medications during the late 19th century to the mid 20th century. Even Coca Cola used them. Bayer Pharmaceutical used heroin with their aspirin. The Bayer company actually developed heroin commercially for other type of medications. A "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" had 65 mg of morphine and was given to small children. Wow! It's crazy that these substances were once legal. There is even a picture of a Pan American World Airways flight service menu from the 50's listed the Benzedrine Inhalers (racemic amphetamine) for comfort.

Before Prohibition

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