By the late 19th century, cannabis was becoming a popular North American remedy. The ad below, for cannabis products made by “Dr. H. James Imported Remedies,” reveals the extent it had been adopted in the United States. Everyone from the village postmaster to the local pastor were using it on themselves, their friends and relations. [Source: Raleigh Christian Advocate, January 20, 1892]
Here Every Man Speaks for Himself
… and tells what the Great East India Remedy has done for him.
Gentlemen: Please send another $12 box of Cannabis Indica. It has entirely cured my Bronchitis and Catarrh. I gained nine pounds in two weeks. The $36 spent with you has done more good for me than the $200 paid to doctors.
BEN J. F. JONES.
No. 820 Garrison Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
“This is the remedy that cured me of Consumption 18 years ago, and one of the medicines I hold in high estimation. Enclosed is $27 for another box of Indian Hemp.
“J.G. LITT, Pastor Evangelical Church.
South Cayuga, Ontario.”
Gentlemen: The enclosed $12 is for another box of Dr. H. James’ remedies. I think your Cannabis Indica saved my life five years ago, when I lived at Hickory Plains, Ark. I still use a bottle occasionally and recommend it to others.
Gratefully, Rev. B. H. Malone, A.M.
Decatursville, Decatur, Tenn.
Will thee please send me four bottles of Cannabis Indica, Pills and Ointment for my cousin’s husband, whom I fear is in a decline, and as thy medicines cured my only brother of a Hemorrhage of the Lungs about a year ago, I wish cousin to take them.
Thy true friend, HANNAH MICKLE.
Near Woodbury, N.J.
“Mother has been suffering with Bronchitis nearly twenty years, and tried most all kinds of medicine, and says the Cannabis Indica is the only thing that gives her relief.”
JANE A. ASHBROOK,
Lovelaceville, Ballard Co., Ky.
“I know all about the Cannabis Indica. Fifteen years ago it cured my daughter of the Asthma; she had it very bad for several years, but was perfectly cured. Please send me a $9 box of your medicine.”
Deep River, Poweshick Co., Iowa.
“I have taken the Cannabis Indica as directed, and am happy to tell you that I am perfectly cured of Nasal Catarrh. You were right, my trouble was not Consumption, but Catarrh.
JAMES A. CALDWELL,
Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Gentlemen: Please find enclosed $30 for another box of medicine; your remedies are doing a great good in this neighbourhood. The Salve and Pills are gaining great reputation in curing Rheumatism and Constipation; if you send me some circulars I will distribute them. You really ought to have an agency out here.
Respectfully, C.M. MEEK, Postmaster.
Jackson, Amador Co., Cal.
With the exact knowledge which the Physicians of to-day have, diagnosing is no longer guess work; the poison, the acid, the germ, or the cause itself may be clearly traced, and the physician at once determine his course. Therefore the public has a guarantee that Dr. H. James’ preparations of Hemp are based upon strictly scientific principles, with a thorough knowledge of the effects of each organ of the human system, in either its healthy or its diseased condition. Hence the universal satisfaction of this remedy.
Since the introduction of Dr. H. James’ preparations into this country the demand for them has become so great that we are obliged to establish agencies in various localities for the accommodation of our patients. In future this remedy can be obtained at the following agencies, or at the Home office:
JOHN D. PARK & SON, Cincinnati, O.
MEYER BROS. DRUG Co., St. Louis, Mo.
FULLER & FULLER, Chicago, Ill.
C.N. CRITTONTON, New York City.
RICHARDSON & Co., Omaha, Neb.
R. A. ROBINSON & Co., Louisville, Ky.
GEORGE C. GOODWIN, Boston, Mass.
McKESSON & ROBBINS, New York City.
GEORGE A. KELLEY & Co., Pittsburg, Pa.
PURCELL, LADD & Co., Richmond, Va.
PINSON & DOZIER, Atlanta, Ga.
NOYRES BROS. & CUTLER, St. Paul, Minn.
I. L. LYONS, New Orleans, La.
FARRAND, WILLIAMS & Co., Detroit, Mich.
GODBE, PITTS & Co., Salt Lake City, Utah.
C.F. GOODMAN, Omaha, Neb.
REV. ALEXIUS EDELBROCK, President O.S.B., St. John’s University, Collegeville, Stearns Co., Minn.
$2.50 per bottle, or three bottles for $6.50. Pills and Ointment, $1.25 each.
CRADDOCK & Co., 1032 Race Street, Philadelphia, Sole Proprietors.
Ask your druggist for Dr. H. James Imported Remedies, or send to us direct naming this paper.