Cannabis’ healing powers trace back to 2700 BC when the Father of Chinese Medicine, Emperor Shen Nong, recommended cannabis to treat over 100 different ailments including pain, parasites, cough, headaches and blood clots.
In the year 200, a Chinese Surgeon mixed red wine and cannabis resin to create an early surgical anesthetic called “ma-yo.” Traditional Arabic medicine incorporated smoking hashish, the Arab word for marijuana, as wine is forbidden in Islam. In fact, the oldest relic of human industry is a scrap of hemp fabric 10,000 years old.
Cannabis & Hemp in the US
As one of the oldest domesticated crops, hemp has been used for paper, textiles, and cordage for millennia.
During the Golden Age of Medical Cannabis (1837 to 1937), cannabis was listed as the chief ingredient in over 600 medical products.
In 1996, California became the first state to legalize Medical Cannabis. More than half the states have now legalized Cannabis in one form or another. A study also found that the remaining states that refuse to legalize medical Cannabis are contributing to the deaths of an estimated 6,100 to 9,000 U.S. citizens every year.
The American public has been denied a virtually free, natural healer for 80 years because of politics, greed, lies, agendas, racism and bias. How many thousands of people suffered, were jailed, or died needlessly because this healing plant was falsely labeled? How many more must suffer needlessly before this country allows people to harness cannabis’ healing energy for good?