The June 27th Issue of The American

Ellsworth’s weeklong celebration of its 250th anniversary is soon to start. The schedule of events grows by the day. Today we learn that U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will headline the opening day ceremonies. Read all about it.

Staying with the jolly mood, we have today a complete list of Fourth of July parades, races, fireworks and fun. Lookin’ good. Page 1.

Looking pretty good, at least for now, is the blueberry crop. The rain helps, the pests do not. Most of the signs are good, though pollination week was interrupted by the weather. Fingers are crossed. Page 1.

The effort among some Winter Harbor residents to impose a delay on the demolition of old houses went down in defeat at the annual town meeting. Read about the events that prompted the push. Page 1.

This is an Out & About week, so look forward to a delicious mix of articles about places to go, see, climb, bike, kayak and photograph. It’s a celebration of all things Downeast Maine.

All this plus summer baseball, three golden anniversaries, business news, the new season at the compassionate Camp CaPella, an inn within a lighthouse, cops & courts, and the dedication of renovated Rockefeller Hall in Winter Harbor. All sorts of swells will be there!

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year the United States Dispensatory issued the following report of the uses of marijuana, which was known at that time as Extractum Cannabis or Extract of Hemp: “Extract of hemp is a powerful narcotic [here meaning sleep-producing drug], causing exhilaration, intoxication, delirious hallucinations, and, in its subsequent action, drowsiness and stupor, with little effect upon the circulation. It is asserted also to act as a decided aphrodisiac, to increase the appetite, and occasionally to induce the cataleptic state. In morbid states of the system, it has been found to cause sleep, to allay spasm, to compose nervous disquietude, and to relieve pain. In these respects it resembles opium; but it differs from that narcotic in not diminishing the appetite. It is much less certain in its effects, but may sometimes be preferably employed, when opium is contraindicated by its nauseating or constipating effects, or its disposition to produce headache, and to check the bronchial secretion. The complaints in which it has been specially recommended are neuralgia, gout, rheumatism, tetanus, hydrophobia, epidemic cholera, convulsions, chorea, hysteria, mental depression, delirium tremens, insanity, and uterine hemorrhage.”

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