volume 28, issue 2, P153-157 2006
DOI: 10.1590/s1516-44462006000200015
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Abstract: History of cannabis as a medicine: a review História da cannabis como medicamento: uma revisão A b s t r a c t Cannabis as a medicine was used before the Christian era in Asia, mainly in India. The introduction of cannabis in the Western medicine occurred in the midst of the 19 th century, reaching the climax in the last decade of that century, with the availability and usage of cannabis extracts or tinctures. In the first decades of the 20 th century, the Western medical use of cannabis significantly decreas…

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