“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.

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Brandon Hicks ~ Civilized.life

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