Grimault's Cigarettes of Cannabis Indica Sales Brochure

Brochure, circa 1897, from Antique Cannabis Book, who got the brochure courtesy of Yale University Library.

Brochure reads as follows:

Cannabis Indica Cigarettes for ASTHMA, LARYNGITIS, INSOMNIA AND IRRITATION OF THE AIR PASSAGES

It is some forty years since Grimault & Cie., of Paris, introduced a neat little cigarette, composed of Indian Hemp (Cannabis Indica) with harmless medicinal herbs.

These Cigarettes created considerable interest at the time, their merits being promptly recognized by the leading authorities on affections of the respiratory organs in German and European countries, while their careful and uniform preparation at once secured their general adoption in therapeutics.

They have not been advertised or sampled to physicians since, and still are gaining favor as a result of actual experiment, but while these cigarettes are extensively prescribed by the older generation of practitioners in America, the younger members of the profession are less familiar with prompt relief they afford asthmatic patients, when nothing else will arrest the paroxysms and induce easy expectoration or overcome the irritation of the air passages in chronic bronchitis.

A cigarette smoked in a closed room gives almost instant comfort and allows of the refreshing sleep which is so much desired by patients suffering from insomnia and a sensation of suffocation and oppression.

The low prices of the Cigarettes (15 Cigarettes in original boxes are sold by retail pharmacists for 50 cents) prohibit our sampling the profession freely, but we shall be pleased to furnish to physicians only, a trial box of Grimault's Cannabis Indica Cigarettes, in the belief that they will appreciate them and freely prescribe them when convinced of their merits and freedom from all untoward after-effects.

They are not advertised to the public and may therefore be recommended without hesitation. Each cigarette bears the signature of the firm on the paper. Beware of imitations!

PREPARED ONLY IN THE LABORATORIES OF GRIMAULT & CO., PARIS, FRANCE. U.S. AGENTS: E. FOUGERA & CO.

To learn more about this topic, see Grimault's Cannabis Indica Cigarettes

To see examples of small advertisements placed in various newspapers refer to Grimault's Cigarettes of Cannabis Indica Advertisements

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