Who Was She?
The two would go on to have 9 children. These children would intermarry into the all the prominent royal families of Europe with the exception of France and Spain. Her descendants would include Tsar Nicholas 1 and Kaiser Wilhelm, two pivotal figures in the First World War.
Did She Use Cannabis
“When pure and administered carefully, [cannabis] is one of the most valuable medicines we possess”
Marijuana Use in the Age of Enlightenment
By the 1840’s British doctors believed they had discovered a medical wonder. Weed was commonly utilized for stomach ailments and lessening menstrual cramps as we saw with Queen Mother. However, experimentation during this period showed promise for treating hydrophobia, tetanus, cholera and convulsive disorders. Modern scientific experimentation has demonstrated that cannabis is a life-saving treatment for what we now refer to as epilepsy.
“The Lunatic Asylums of India are filled with ganja smokers”
“The excessive use may certainly be accepted as very injurious, though it must be admitted that in many excessive consumers the injury is not clearly marked.”
As a result of our society’s historical blind spot and the overwhelming amount of negative propaganda that has been fed to us… It is easy to forget that cannabis has been a fundamental part of many societies. These cultures realized its benefit and exploited it to great effect. Would you smoke a joint with Queen Victoria? Let us know in the comments below.
By: Stefan Hosko