USA | Cannabis ‘One of the Most Valuable of Drugs’ (Scientific American, 1898)

1898-scientific-american-cannabis-indica-stockwell-1200x565In 1898, Scientific American featured a comprehensive overview of contemporary medicinal cannabis research, prepared by Dr. G. Archie Stockwell. Stockwell noted the use of cannabis as a primary treatment for a wide range of conditions including migraine (“by long odds the best remedy known”), chronic pain, epilepsy, brain tumours, asthma, eczema, anorexia and even to “promote mental cheerfulness.” However, he lamented that “few practitioners understand the real value of cannabis Indica” because of the “varied character of the preparations found in shops.”

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Source: http://bit.ly/2DSsztQ reposted by Cannabis News World . Original article by Chris Clay.

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