CANNAINVESTOR Magazine May 2017 - Page 24

ABOUT MEDICAL CANNABIS

Not a novel medicine -

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-2800 BCE

Present in pharmacopoeia of Chinese Emperor Shen Nung

-70 CE

Roman physician Dioscorides records medical properties

-1788

Plants sent to Australia by Sir Joseph Banks on the First Fleet

-1870

Listed in US Pharmacopoeia

-1890

Prescribed by Queen Victoria's personal physician

Eli Lilly, Parke-Davis (now owned by Pfizer) and Squibb of Bristol-Myers Squibb all sold medical marijuana at the turn of the century. Almost 6% of all manufactured drugs at the turn of the century contained cannabis in one form or another

-1930s

Prohibition

-1996

Compassionate medical use in California

-2001

Medical use federally approved in Canada

-2016

Medical use federally approved in Australia