This is a prescription form for medicinal use of liquor during the prohibition of alcohol. Medical marijuana is in a similar situation today, it is an illegal substance, but considered medicine by the Federal government. It is a controlled substance and taxed where it has been legalized for medicinal use. This is an obvious loophole in the law, but there needs to be some kind of recognition by the Federal government of how wide spread and common the use of this substance is. Alcohol has very little real medicinal use, as opposed to marijuana. There has been more recognition by the federal government of the medicinal use, but its policies do not follow through.