Warmland has been collecting antique cannabis curiosities and rarities, many of which will soon be on display in the shop. Our latest acquisition is a bottle formerly containing Chlorodyne, manufactured in Philadelphia by Henry K. Walpole & Co.
Chlororodyne was a popular remedy in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but its high opiate content led to its eventual decline. According to Wikipedia,
Though the drug was effective in many ways, its high opiate content also made it very addictive, and deaths from overdoses, either accidental or deliberate, became a frequent occurrence. A common feature of the coroner’s report in such cases would be the description of the deceased’s body being found in a flat or bedsit littered with empty Chlorodyne bottles. Over the decades of the twentieth century, the cannabis was removed from the formulation, and the amount of opiates in the medicine were progressively reduced.