Facts About Marijuana


Marijuana originated in the middle east (Taiwan, Korea). China
plays an important part in Marijuana's history. Hoatho, the first
chinese physician to use Cannabis for medical purposes as a painkiller
and anesthetic for surgery. In the Ninth Century B.C., it was used as
an incense by the Assyrians Herbal, a Chinese book of medicine from
the second Century B.C., was first to describe it in print. It was
used as an anesthetic 5,000 years ago in ancient china. Many (*)
ancient cultures such as the persians, Greeks, East Indians, Romans,
and the Assyrians for many things. These were what they used it for:
the control of ...

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2,700 B.C. that same "mythical" emperor said it helped female
weakness, gout, rheumatism, malaria, beri-beri (?), contipation, and
absentmindedness.


In 1979 (A.D.) Carlton E. Turner visited China and found
marijuana was not in use in formal medical places. J. D. P. Graham
of the Welsh National School of Medicine wrote, "One not need take to
seriously the anecdotal use of it's use for many purposes in China or
by the Hindus in the pre-Christian Millennia ...and by the Arabs!" In
1890 in England's "Lancet" said cannabis extract was good for
neuralgia, fits, migraine and psychosomatic disorders but not for
rheumatic conditions. It is not easy to tell the dosage because of the
variations in potency and the irregularity in absorbtion. The time
delay before the onset of the possible effects of marijuana lowered ...

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sativa") in 1936.(Lovinge,1985,p434) That years epitome of the
pharmacopeia and the national formula described the drug for
physicians thus:"a narcotic poison, producing a mild delirium. Used in
sedative mixtures but of doubtful value. Also employed to color corn
remedies." The next pharmacopeia released in 1942 (I gather they were
relaesed every six years) did not have cannabis sativa in it. "The
1937 U.S. dispensatory said:"Cannabis is used in medicine to relieve
pain, encourage sleep, and to soothe restlessness. We have very little
definite knowledge of the effects of therapeutic quantities, but in
some persons ...

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