The Forbidden Hero

The remarkable chronicle of the polymath, Sir William O’Shaughnessy Brooke. Read the chronicle and you will find out why he is forbidden.

Why haven’t we heard more about him? Is it because in the 1830’s he demonstrated and affirmed both the medical efficacy and recreational use of Cannabis. Cannabis was a plant whose use sustained physical labor and kept the mind focused. The medical uses of the substance (resin), which was used for pain and spasms, he confirmed.

I thought it interesting that after years of ill health while laboring for the crown, he finally allowed himself a retirement.

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