Mariani wine

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Mariani\’s wine) was a tonic created circa 1863 by Angelo Mariani, a chemist who became intrigued with coca and its economic potential after reading Paolo Mantegazza’s paper on coca\’s effects. In 1863 Mariani started marketing a wine called Vin Mariani which was made from Bordeaux wine treated with coca leaves.The ethanol in the wine acted as a solvent and extracted the cocaine from the coca leaves, altering the drink’s effect. It originally contained 6 mg of cocaine per fluid ounce of wine, but Vin Mariani which was to be exported contained 7.2 mg per ounce in order to compete with the higher cocaine content of similar drinks in the United States.
Vin Mariani was very popular in its day, even among royalty such as Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland. Pope Leo XIII and later Pope Saint Pius X were both Vin Mariani drinkers. Pope Leo awarded a Vatican gold medal to the wine, and also appeared on a poster endorsing it.
Thomas Edison also endorsed the wine, claiming it helped him stay awake for longer hours.


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    Pants

    Cola is for pussies and the poor. Shit’s the Don P of cocaine based beverages

    deleted_user

    Bring it back! Just like slavery.

    gx5000

    Trolling is not an art, it’s a symptom.

    TrAyVon'S GhOSt, nuCca

    You don’t need the comma in there. Just sayin.

    gx5000

    🙂

    NoOneInParticular

    – “Thomas Edison also endorsed the wine, claiming it helped him stay awake for longer hours.”

    Well God damn! I could make a few hundred inventions too if all I drank was wine laced with cocaine! I don’t remember the teachers mentioning that when they were praising what a great inventor Edison was. I guess the War on Drugs is locking up all our inventors, huh? 🙂

    deuce

    It’s evil… cuz the Feds say it is. Funny how we trust the government to tell us who we can marry and what substances we can consume, but not to provide health care for everyone.

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