For more than 6000 years humanity have actively documented their use of Cannabis for medical purposes. But it was first in 1860 that cannabis’s safety and it’s analgesic and sedative properties was acknowledged throughout Europe and North America.
Despite decades of safely using cannabis in medication, the western world adopted hostile legislation against cannabis up to 1937, when “The marijuana Tax Act” was enacted in the U.S.
This development was followed by United Nation (UN). As a result, more than 2000 cannabis medicines, was taken off the shelves. Pre 1937 at least 280 Pharmaceutical companies, produced cannabis medicine, which at that time uncounted for more than 20% of the total number of medicines.
Nevertheless, cannabis remained illegal until the 1972 amendment where a movement towards decriminalization occurred – a change in sentiment that became the foundation of today’s medical cannabis. WHO concluded in 2018 that CBD, medical cannabis, is safe and well-tolerated in humans and animals.