This is a very interesting article about a medicinal cannabis pioneer, who was also African American. Paschal Beverly Randolph medical doctor, occultist, spiritualist, trance medium, and writer. He was possibly the largest importer of cannabis products into the United States during his life. His wife was a native indian healer named Mary Jane, and together, they sold a variety of patented cannabis medicines from State to State.
It is amazing that there was knowledge about the health benefits of cannabis in the 1800’s!
“The medicinal properties of this remarkable plant are… the keystone of the arch of health, social, moral, mental, and physical; and from its study, naught but manly, womanly, holy and serene purity, good, and excellence can come.” Paschal Beverly Randolph, 1860