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"[The] sediative and hypnotic uses of cannabis, derived from the flowering tops of the hemp plant, go back to Antiquity. Cannabis was neglected for ages, and underwent a nineteenth-century revival. At Ticehurse House Asylum in England, Cannabis indica, a variety of the genus Cannabis, was routinely given to patients having melancholia and mania, with apparently good results. In the 1860s a private psychiatric hospital near Halle in Germany used a half grain of the extract or ten drops of the tincture per day, obtaining in "very severe hallucinations of terrifying content and in chronic insomnia... always a calming effect". At a meeting in Switzerland in 1916, Max Cloetta, a professor of pharmacology in Zurich, noted with interest the uses of potassium bromide in melancholia, but asked in hashish, a form of cannabis, could not also be employed.
Cannabis actually became in Europe a marketed drug. In the 1930s a commercial hypnotic consisting of barbital, a barbiturate, and Cannabis indica was marketing in England as Indonad. In Germany it was available as Indonal-Burger. So there is no doubt that cannabis was on the radar of psychological medicine in the prepsychopharmacological era before 1950s." - p. 17, Before Prozac by Edward Shorter (2009)

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