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Fact or Fiction: 1800's marijuana dispensary?

Posted: 1:40 PM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-27 16:40:31-05
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(KGTV) - Does a picture show a drug store in the 1800's with a giant marijuana leaf painted on the front?

No.

The pot leaf above the awning was inserted digitally. The picture was created by a graphic designer in 2009.

But the idea that a drug store in the 19th century would sell marijuana products isn't outlandish. Marijuana was a common ingredient in medicinal products in the 1800's and wasn't regulated by the U.S. government until the 1930's.