According to one report, it would take 800 joints to kill a person—but the cause of death would be carbon monoxide poisoning
The plant has nearly 500 chemical compounds, more than 60 of which are called cannabinoids.
More than 20 prescription medicines containing marijuana were sold in U.S. pharmacies at the turn of the 20th century. Cannabis-based medications were commonly available until 1942, when cannabis was stricken from the U.S. Pharmacopeia, the official compendium of drugs considered effective. From 1937 to 1942 the federal government collected a tax of $1 per ounce for such drugs.
The first recorded use of marijuana as a medicinal drug occurred in 2737 B.C. by Chinese emperor Shen Nung. The emperor documented the drug’s effectiveness in treating the pains of rheumatism and gout.
From 1850 to 1942, marijuana was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a useful medicine for nausea, rheumatism, and labor pains and was easily obtained at the local general store or pharmacy
Marijuana has been proven helpful for treating the symptoms of a variety of medical conditions.
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