In the late 1800s, it wasn’t uncommon for doctors to lawfully possess marijuana as part of a medical kit. And at a recent antique show, one person gave a glimpse of how that cannabis was stored.
During an episode of Antiques Roadshow that aired on PBS on Monday, one of the featured products was a medical cabinet that featured 288 containers of “various medical roots, medical herbs and all kinds of natural remedies.” An expert estimated that it was created around 1890 or 1900.
Unfortunately, the tin that once contained marijuana is empty. Almost all of the others are intact and full, but the person who inherited the kit said his “older brother got to” the cannabis at some point after the antique entered his family’s possession about 30 years ago.
“Your brother got to the cannabis,” the assessor said. “We won’t go there.”
He estimated that the set is worth $5,000-$7,000.