History Of Medical Marijuana, Or Cannabis
-The first records of marijuana being used medicinally date back to ancient China, as far back as 2737 BC. Writings show marijuana being used to treat rheumatism, gout, constipation, and absent-mindedness, among other conditions.SHOP ONLINE
-Ancient Greeks used marijuana to treat the wounds of horses on the battlefield. As for humans, they used cannabis to treat inflammation, ear pain, and other ailments.
-In the second century, the Egyptians began to use marijuana to treat cancer.
-It came to the West in 1830 when an Irish doctor by the name of William Brooke O’Shaughnessy brought marijuana back from India, where it was being used medicinally. O’Shaughnessy then used marijuana to treat epilepsy, chronic pain, muscle spasms, and rheumatism.
-Marijuana was listed from 1851 to 1941 in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), an annually released compendium of drug information published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention. Marijuana was an acceptable medical product during this time, but it fell out of use when synthetic medicines — pharmaceuticals — were developed.