Maltos-Cannabis was a Swedish hemp seed-based malt beverage "food remedy" with sedative qualities produced beginning around the late 19th century into the early 20th century.[1][2] The product was widely available in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway,[3] and was advertised and reviewed in American publications. An 1899 pharmaceutical reference book printed in Philadelphia defined the product: "A Swedish nutrient in form of a yellowish-white powder, possessing a taste at first saline, later sweetish, and then acrid and bitter."[4]

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  1. ^ Ernest Small (14 October 2016). Cannabis: A Complete Guide. CRC Press. pp. 228–. ISBN 978-1-315-35059-2.
  2. ^ Eugene F. Starke; Wilson A. Smith; Wesley A. Dunn (1895). The Medical Current. Dunn & Smith. pp. 502–.
  3. ^ Tom Decorte (11 February 2016). World Wide Weed: Global Trends in Cannabis Cultivation and its Control. Routledge. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-1-134-78521-6.
  4. ^ Virgil Coblentz (1899). The Newer Remedies ...: A Reference Book for Physicians, Pharmacists, and Students. P. Blakiston's son & Company. pp. 86–.