Some clinical studies suggest that the plant may have medical value, especially for difficult-to-treat pain conditions.

In the mid-19th century, some European doctors became fascinated with a plant-derived drug recently imported from India.

Cannabis had been used as medicine for millennia in Asia, and physicians were keen to try it with their patients.

No less an authority than Sir John Russell Reynolds, the house physician to Queen Victoria and later president of the Royal College of Physicians in London, extolled the medical virtues of cannabis in The Lancet in 1890.

Click here to read the complete article

Greg Miller ~ ScienceMag.org ~

Recent News Articles

Friday April 26

Lawmakers Want Legal Protections For Universities That Research Marijuana - Cannabis News

in Law & Crime

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill is asking House leadership to protect universities…

1787 hits

Friday April 26

Hemp cultivation wins approval in Connecticut Senate - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Connecticut farmers are one step closer to joining the burgeoning hemp industry after the Senate…

2457 hits

Friday April 26

Jobs in pot are at an all-time high, but the boom is causing rifts in…

in Finance

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Jobs in pot might be at an all-time high, according to a new report.

2160 hits

Friday April 26

How Marijuana Works To Help Those With Multiple Sclerosis - Cannabis News

in Medical News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

In double-blind, placebo controlled trials, MS patients who use cannabis oil, synthetic THC, or an…

2239 hits

Monday April 29

Maine’s marijuana dilemma: ‘Cannabiz’ poised to grow, but in a holding pattern - Cannabis News

in Finance

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Maine has no legal market for recreational cannabis, more than two years after it became…

899 hits