The history of medical marijuana dates back at least 4,000 years. In 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Neng was prescribed the plant in tea form to treat his gout, rheumatism, malaria and (perhaps ironically) his fading memory.
Throughout the following millennia, the use of cannabis as medicine spread throughout the world. By the late 1700s, American medical journals recommended medical marijuana in the form of hempseed as an effective treatment for a host of health issues, including skin disorders, sexually transmitted diseases and incontinence.
By the 1800s, American doctors recognized cannabis’ efficacy in easing pain associated with rheumatism, nausea, and the pain caused by rabies, cholera and tetanus infection.
In 1996, the voters of California approved Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, allowing doctors to recommend and patients to use and grow cannabis for medical purposes.
Today, medical marijuana is recognized as an effective treatment for too many conditions to list here. Some of these include: pain and discomfort caused by cancer, AIDS, migraines, Crohn’s disease, arthritis and terminal illnesses; seizures caused by epilepsy, Dravet and Doose syndromes; Alzheimer’s disease; glaucoma; gastrointestinal disorders; multiple sclerosis; nausea; anxiety; insomnia and many, many other ailments and conditions.
If you suffer from any medical condition for which medical marijuana might provide relief, don’t hesitate to to arrange your evaluation. At M.D. Cann Medical and Health Clinic in Modesto, we put the “compassionate” in the Compassionate Use Act. Come to our clinic today. Walk-ins are welcome, but you’ll get quicker, better service if you call ahead to schedule an appointment.