The use of cannabis as a medicine dates back thousands of years. Here is a brief overview:

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1. The earliest record of medical marijuana comes from ancient China and was used for constipation, gout, rheumatism and absent-mindedness.

2. Ancient Egyptians were the first to use cannabis as a treatment for tumors.

3. Cannabis was used as a veterinary medicine in ancient Greece.

4. Medical cannabis was introduced to Western medicine in the mid-1800s.

5. The name ‘indica’ refers to Indian cannabis.

6. Cannabis was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1851 until 1941.

Read at http://www.leafscience.com/2014/08/05/6-historical-facts-medical-marijuana/