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A Brief History of Medical Marijuana

What is the history of Medical Marijuana?

history cannabis chine 2900 bc

Cannabis ca. 2900 BC

"The Chinese Emperor Fu Hsi (ca. 2900 BC), whom the Chinese credit with bringing civilization to China, seems to have made reference to Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, noting that Cannabis was very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang.".

Cannabis in China
history cannabis jamestown

Cannabis 1611-1762

"The Jamestown settlers brought the marijuana plant, commonly known as hemp, to North America in 1611, and throughout the colonial period, hemp fiber was an important export. Indeed, in 1762, 'Virginia awarded bounties for hemp culture and manufacture, and imposed penalties on those who did not produce it.'" .

Cannabis in Jamestown
Indian Materia Medica Cannabis

Cannabis ca. 1900

"Cannabis was one of the more important drugs in the Indian Materia Medica at the turn of the century. It was, and still is, widely used in rural areas of the Indian subcontinent for asthma, bronchitis and loss of appetite." .

Cannabis in India

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Cannabis 1913

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry announced it had succeeded in growing domestic cannabis of equal quality to the Indian. When foreign supplies were interrupted by World War I, the United States became self-sufficient in cannabis. By 1918, some 60,000 pounds were being produced annually, all from pharmaceutical farms east of the Mississippi."

US Cannabis
Marihuana Tax Act of 1937

Marihuana Oct. 1937

"Spurred by spectacular accounts of marijuana's harmful effects on its users, by the drug's alleged connection to violent crime, and by a perception that state and local efforts to bring use of the drug under control were not working, Congress enacted the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Promoted by Harry Anslinger, Commissioner of the recently established Federal Bureau of Narcotics."

Tax Act of 1937
13th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Michigan Nov. 4, 2008

Michigan Becomes 13th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana. "Sixty-three percent of voters approved Proposal 1 on November 4, 2008. The law took effect on December 4, 2008. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physicians authorizing the medical use of marijuana."

MMMA

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