Remembering an African American Medical Cannabis Pioneer – Dr. Paschal Beverly Randolph

“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.” (Randolph, 1860)

Randolph, and his first spouse, a local American healer named, Mary-Jane Randolph, patented quite a lot of hashish based mostly aphrodisiacs and medicines, similar to phymylle and amylle, and the variations he attributes to its results, leaves one questioning if he had stumbled upon the opposing results of CBD and THC.“He touted the first as especially suited for nervous exhaustion and the second as a panacea for ‘passional excess, onanism, etc’. Together they were the best ‘aphrodision” on the earth’” (Deveney, 1997). He noticed hashish because the Grand Secret of drugs. 

ORIENTAL HEMP – THE GRAND SECRET (1860) by Dr. Paschal Beverly Randolph

“Oriental Hemp- An extract of which I imported and keep on hand. 48 grains thereof, mixed with 100 of sugar of milk, ·divided· into 128 equal parts, one to be taken every six hours, will cure the most inveterate STRICTURE, PILES, PROSTATIC and FEMALE DIFFICULTY. I have made arrangements with an importer to furnish me the very best Oriental Hemp, upon whose genuineness my correspondents may place implicit reliance. Persons who use this herb in medicated baths, as a poultice, or in any way, should beware of the miserable trash usually sold under its name. Above all, should they avoid the so-called “Extracts.”

“The medicinal properties of this exceptional plant are completely destroyed by warmth and Alcohol. They are actually nugatory, for they’re all ready by warmth. Procure the French or Egyptian extracts. I’m the one individual on this nation possessed of the Egyptian formulation for the extraction of the medicinal properties of this plant, and I’ll impart it to those that need it, if paid for my time in writing it out.

While investigating, and looking for a remedy for the illnesses named above, I additionally searched for his or her causes, and the technique of their prevention. I discovered each ; and in addition made what I consider to be crucial discovery of the final 25 years, in a physiological viewpoint; I’ve induced this to be printed in a type compact and easy. No man, no lady, whether or not married or single, younger or previous, who values well being, power,magnificence and lengthy life, must be with out that, which, from its peculiar nature, and inestimable worth, known as “The Grand Secret.”

“Here let it be distinctly and forever understood; that the information alluded to, and constituting it, is of a high, a noble, pure and philanthropic, as well as a medicinal and physiological character. It is sacred, and will yet save millions from misery, early death, and ruin. There is nothing morbid about it, nor is it intended to gratify-but it is intended to cure those who are. Why ? Because it is 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. Its cost is one dollar, and 3 red stamps, -a trifle,-while the secrets disclosed are well worth thousands to any sensible human being- and to such only will it knowingly, be sent.”(Randolph, 1860)





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