US Civil War Generals Were Hash Heads
POT TV - Watch Cannabis Culture News LIVE for the latest news and views on pot politics and the marijuana community. In this episode: The US Civil War's most well-known generals, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, were both hash heads – and we have the proof.
Cannabis historian Chris Bennett joins the show to discuss a newly-surfaced full-page advertisement from a 1860s issue of Good Samaritan and Domestic Physician featuring endorsements for "HASHEESH CANDY" from the war's top generals.
Ganja Wallah Hasheesh Candy Company.GIF
Starting in the 1860s, the Ganja Wallah Hasheesh Candy Company made maple sugar hashish candy, which soon became one of the most popular treats in America. For 40 years, it was sold over the counter and advertised in newspapers, as well as being listed in the catalogs of Sears-Roebuck, as a totally harmless, delicious, and fun candy.
Turkish Smoking Parlors
Le Club Des Haschischins
The Club des Hashischins (sometimes also spelled Club des Hashishins or Club des Hachichins, "Club of the Hashish-Eaters"), was a Parisian group dedicated to the exploration of drug-induced experiences, notably with hashish. Members included Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Charles Baudelaire, and Honoré de Balzac.
Cannabis: The Philosopher’s Stone
1. The Knights Templar and Cannabis
2. Sufi Alchemists and the Grail Myth
3. The Alchemist Monk Francois Rabalais
4. Medieval Alchemists and Cannabis
5. The Hashish Club