Marijuana, or hemp plant, is known botanically in the family “cannabaceae” and in the genus “cannabis.”
Cultivated in China as early as 4000BC and was used for constipation, inflammation, pain within joints and muscles.
Africans used it for malaria, inflammation of intestine, and other types of fevers.
East Indians treated digestion problems, headaches, sleep disorders and even venereal diseases.
Physicians in medieval Europe highly touted marijuana’s use in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Mid 19th century marijuana grew in popularity in Europe and in the United States.
In the 1960s the Hippie Era use of marijuana grew heavily. In an attempt to control that era the United States Congress passed the controlled substance actin 1970.
Marijuana is used as medicine in 1/3 of the country and rising.