CBD History

CBD History

Cannabis Has a Robust Throughout History For Medicinal Purposes. There Are Documented Uses For Cannabis Plants For 1000’S Of Years. Queen Victoria Used It For Menstrual Cramps, And Other Published Articles Are Indicating That It Had Other Medicinal Properties And Could Treat Rheumatism, Epilepsy, Other Ailments, And Pain.

  • Scientists believe the Sativa species dates back some 10,000 years and was likely one of the first crops planted by early man.
  • 2800 BCE hemp was published in the oldest pharmacopeia in China. Shen Nung, the founder of Chinese medicine, wrote about it as being the “Superior Elixirs of Immortality. He also explained the difference between “hemp” and “marijuana.”
  • 2727 BCE first recorded use as a medicine
  • 70 BCE Dioscorides records the medical properties of cannabis
  • 640 The Quran of Islam forbids alcohol but tolerates the use of cannabis.
  • 1000 “Hempe” was first listed in an English dictionary
  • 1160 Hildegard of Bingen writes about the medical use of cannabis.
  • 1533 Henry VIII passes an act that all farmers must cultivate 1/4 acre of hemp or face fines.
  • 1564 King Phillip ordered hemp to be grown throughout the Spanish Empire.
  • 1606 Hemp was first planted in Canada. The government offered bonuses to hemp planters and distributed free seeds.
  • 1619 Virginia becomes the first colony to mandate the growth of hemp.
  • 1700 prevalent use as medicine in Africa
  • 1753 Swedish botanist and inventor of the modern classification system of species classifies the hemp plant as Cannabis sativa L.
  • 1800 medical use is every day, and Queen Victoria used it for menstrual cramps. Other published articles indicate that it had other medicinal properties and could treat rheumatism, epilepsy, and other ailments and pain.
  • 1800’s The Narrow-leaf Drug Cannabis indica has become a common ingredient in popular medicines.
  • 1841 William O’Shaughnessy first learns of the medical benefits of cannabis. His discovery started the modern scientific study of cannabis.
  • 1845 Dr. Jacquews-Joseph Moreau published Hashish and Mental Illness and became the first doctor to publish a work about cannabis and the nervous system.
  • 1860 The Ohio Medical Society writes the first governmental study of cannabis use on human health.
  • 1870 Cannabis is listed in the US Pharmacopeia for various ailments.
  • 1910 “La Cucaracha,” a song about smoking marijuana, becomes popular during the Mexican Revolution. This revolution forced many Mexicans to migrate to the US. The first laws against use and possession follow.
  • African Americans using “reefer” reported in New Orleans, and the city became the first source of Reefer Madness.
  • 1910 during the Mexican revolution, illegal recreational use was introduced to the US and started the criminalization of marijuana.
  • 1912 The control of cannabis was discussed at the first International Opium Conference.
  • 1924 The second International Opium Convention in Geneva declares cannabis a narcotic and recommends strict controls.
  • 1930 The Federal Bureau of Narcotics was formed. Harry Anslinger begins a campaign against jazz musicians using cannabis. Louis Armstrong is arrested for possession.
  • 1937 Despite strong opposition from the American Medical Association, the Marijuana Tax Act passed and effectively prohibited hemp production.
  • 1940 CBD & THC compounds were identified
  • 1941 Cannabis is dropped from the American Pharmacopoeia. Anslinger created the Uniform State Narcotic Drug Act and convinced many states to pass it into their laws.
  • 1945 Newsweek reports there are 100,000 marijuana smokers in the US
  • LaGuardia, the mayor of New York, receives a report from the marijuana commission stating that cannabis causes no violence. Anslinger responds by threatening prison sentences for any researchers studying marijuana.
  • 1956 The Narcotics Control Act brings the punishment for cannabis possession to its highest level of 2-10 years for possession and a fine of up to $20,000.
  • 1961 The Single Convention of Narcotics Drugs was passed by the United Nations. It limits drug possession and sales for medical and scientific uses only.
  • 1963 Structure of CBD is captured.
  • 1980 President Regan poured $ to study how marijuana (THC) damages the brain, and the endocannabinoid system was recognized.
  • 1988 the endocannabinoid system was discovered. Drs. Howlett and Devane find the CB1 receptor.
  • 1992 The International Cannabinoid Research Society holds its first meeting in Colorado.
  • 1996 Proposition 215 (the Compassionate Use Act) passed in California, which allowed the use of medical marijuana.
  • 2012 Colorado and Washington become the first states to legalize the recreational use of cannabis.

Since its discovery, much research has been done, and the endocannabinoid system is recognized as the 12th system in our bodies.


Studies And Projects

Currently, numerous studies and research projects are being conducted to understand further this system and how it interacts with the other 11 systems in our bodies.