Cannabis, Fluid Extract, U.S.P. (American Cannabis)


In the late 1890s, Eli Lilly & Co. joined with Parke-Davis & Co., to breed Cannabis in the United States, and boasted that their new Cannabis americana was a “new and potent strain of domestic Cannabis.” The Parke-Davis & Co. paper label on this jar reads in part “Fluid Extract of American Cannabis was introduced to the medical / profession by us. The Cannabis we use is grown in / our own botanical gardens.”

Date Made: 1933

Maker: Parke, Davis and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, Detroit

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Credit Line: Gift of Parke, Davis and Company; Accession 126329 (1933)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-03599Catalog Number: M-03599Accession Number: 126329

Object Name: Cannabis, Fluid ExtractpharmaceuticalOther Terms: Cannabis, Fluid Extract; Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Liquid

Physical Description: cannabis, fluid extract (drug active ingredients)glass (container material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 2 in; 13.335 cm x 5.08 cmoverall: 5 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_718525

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