Medical Cannabis and Cancer Science

Marijuana has been utilized for medical purposes dating back a minimum of 3,000 years.

It was in the 1840s when cannabis was first introduced to Western medication by W.B. O’Shaughnessy, a medical physician who worked in India for the British East Indies Company. In the past cannabis was an useful treatment choice for analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and anticonvulsant benefits.

The United States Treasury Division introduced the Marihuana Tax Act in 1937. This Act enforced a levy of $1 an ounce of medical marijuanas and $100 an ounce for recreational use. In the United States, the medical physicians were the principle opponents of this Act.

The American Medical Organization (AMA) opposed the Act because physicians had to pay an unique tax for recommending medical cannabis, use special order types to obtain it, and extra record-keeping for prescribing it.

Also, the AMA turned down the “concept” that cannabis was damaging and they knew that by embracing the Act it would further hamper scientific research into marijuanas’ medicinal value. In 1942, cannabis was gotten rid of from the United States’ Pharmacopoeia.

Then in 1951, Congress passed the Boggs Act, which classified cannabis with illegal and dangerous narcotic drugs. And in 1970, with the adoption of the Controlled Substances Act, cannabis was then classified as a Schedule 1 drug by Federal Law.

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