Dioscorides stated bluntly that the plant which was used in the making of rope also produced a juice that was used to treat earache and suppress sexual longing." Martin Booth (79 AD), [writes] that 'The roots [of the cannabis plant] boiled in water ease cramped joints, gout too and similar violent pain.'" Lumír Ondrej Hanuš, Doctor of Sciences, CSc, RNDr "Discovery and Isolation of Anandamide and Other Endocannabinoids," - Chinese Surgeon Hua T'o Uses Cannabis Resin and Wine as Anesthetic Chinese surgeon Hua T'o performed surgeries such as "organ grafts, resectioning of intestines, laparotomies (incisions into the loin), and thoracotomies (incisions into the chest)...
rendered painless by means of - Cannabis Used as Medicine in Arabic World by Some, Labeled "Lethal Poison" by Others "Cannabis was used medicinally across the Arabic world in Roman times, applied to a wide variety of ailments (from migraines to syphilis) and as an analgesic and anaesthetic.
US National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse "Marihuana, A Signal of Misunderstanding," druglibrary.org, 1972 "Cannabis was reintroduced into British medicine in 1842 by Dr.
Culpeper's preparation probably had little psychoactivity as native cannabis grown in northern latitudes has relatively low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content." John P.
Zajicek, Ph D "Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis in Pain Medicine," - George Washington Grows Hemp "[George] Washington's diary entries indicate that he grew hemp at Mount Vernon, his plantation, for about 30 years [approximately 1745-1775].
Thackeray (unpublished manuscript) suggests that Shakespeare preferred Cannabis as a stimulant which had mind-stimulating properties." Shakespeare, Plants, and Chemical Analysis of Early 17th Century Clay 'Tobacco' Pipes from Europe (71KB) "The Jamestown settlers brought the marijuana plant, commonly known as hemp, to North America in 1611, and throughout the colonial period, hemp fiber was an important export.
Indeed, in 1762, 'Virginia awarded bounties for hemp culture and manufacture, and imposed penalties on those who did not produce it.'" Bernard Segal, Ph D Perspectives on Drug Use in the United States, 1986 - Popular English Mental Health Book Recommends Cannabis to Treat Depression English Clergyman and Oxford scholar Robert Burton suggests cannabis as a treatment for depression in his influential and still popular 1621 book (sic) that hemp extract 'allayeth Inflammations in the Head … Knots in the Joynts, [and] the pains of the Sinews and Hips'.