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More Little Known Facts About Marijuana

More Little Known Facts About Marijuana

Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 08/04/2010 in Medical Marijuana

  • Archaeologists agree that cannabis was among the first crops purposely cultivated by human beings at least over 6,000 years ago, and perhaps more than 12,000 years ago.
  • Medical cannabis was America’s number one analgesic for 60 years before the rediscovery of aspirin around 1900. From 1842 to 1900 cannabis made up half of all medicine sold.
  • Queen Victoria of England was prescribed medical marijuana for menstrual cramps by her personal physician Sir Russell Reynolds. He wrote in the first issue of The Lancet in 1890 that “when pure and administered carefully, cannabis is one of the most useful medicines we possess.”
  • According to the UN, 141 million people all over the world use marijuana.
  • Even though medical marijuana has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, the federal government classifies it as a Schedule I drug, which states that the drug has “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.” However, cocaine is classified as a Schedule II drug, which means the substance “has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions.”

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