September 7, 2009

Cocaine and Heroin used to be legal…for Children!

A bottle of Bayer’s heroin.. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children with a strongcough.

Ah, the good old days: over-the-counter Heroin.

From Why Our Grandparents were Happier Than we Were via lowercase liberal comes this shot of Bayer’s Heroin.

Reminds me of my post re legalizing, and taxing the hell out of, and making safer, the sale and distribution of pot. Should we bring these black economies into the light of legal day, or should we pretend they don’t exist, keep them illegal, and neither tax nor control them?

Bonus: Cocaine, for Children!

You must be logged in to post a comment. Create an account.

fastest proxy server Mar 9, 2013 2:27pm

Greetings! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form?
I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding
one? Thanks a lot!

Sammie Kosik Aug 16, 2011 7:52am

It is truly awesome how many herbal solutions there already are but go unidentified. Good advice here, I enjoyed looking through this.

Read Elephant’s Best Articles of the Week here.
Readers voted with your hearts, comments, views, and shares:
Click here to see which Writers & Issues Won.

elephant journal

Elephant Journal is a independent, mission-driven communiuty. Dedicated to “bringing together those working (and playing) to create enlightened society, we’re about anything that helps us to live a good life that’s also good for others, and our planet.

Founded as a print magazine in 2002, we went national in 2005 and then (because mainstream magazine distribution is wildly inefficient from an eco-responsible point of view) transitioned online in 2009. >>>

Elephant’s been named to 30 top new media lists, and was voted #1 in the US on twitter’s Shorty Awards for #green content…twice. >>>

Get involved:
> Get our curated online magazine, free e-newsletter.
> Follow us on Twitter Fan us on Facebook.
> Write: send article or query.
> Advertise.
> Become an Elephant: