“Prior to Aspirin, marijuana was one of the only effective painkillers. So you can imagine how popular it was as an additive.”

The legal history of medical cannabis is complicated, to say the least.

Today, medical cannabis is legalized to some degree in all but three states (Idaho, Nebraska and South Dakota).

But the story of medical cannabis in America does not begin in 1996, when California became the first state to legalize medicinal use. Medical cannabis has a long history in the US, with common usage dating back to the 19th century.

Click here to read the complete article

Brandon Hicks ~ Civilized.life

Recent News Articles

Thursday January 17

Pot deliveries OK'd into Calif. communities that ban sales - Cannabis News

in Law & Crime

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities…

1279 hits

Thursday January 17

Minnesota farmers high on hemp's potential - Cannabis News

in CBD & Hemp

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A month after the latest farm bill legalized industrial hemp as a crop plant, Minnesota's…

1962 hits

Thursday January 17

Bob Marley-branded drinks set to stir up cannabis-infused beverage market - Cannabis News

in Finance

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Here's a brand likely to lively up the cannabis-infused drink marketplace: Marley.

1567 hits

Thursday January 17

Cannabis trade association debuts in Michigan - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A new statewide trade association has been established to advocate for Michigan’s developing cannabis industry.

1999 hits

Friday January 18

Canadians Spent More Than $1 Billion on Legal Weed in 2018, Report Says - Cannabis…

in World News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Canadians spent $1.6 billion [$1.2 billion USD] on legal weed in 2018, more than double…

1168 hits