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What's Old is New: 3 Traditional Cannabis Cures That Still Work

To make the case for cannabis as a medicine, most advocates refer to the herb’s ancient past as a healing substance. But in established Western medical practice, the glory age of cannabis as medicine was relatively short – a 60-year period that spanned the Penny Dreadful era of 19th century England – and kicked off by none other than Dr. O’Shaughnessy.

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Recreational Medicine: An Interview with Dr. Lester Grinspoon

Dr. Lester Grinspoon published his landmark scholarly study, Marijuana Reconsidered, in 1971 while serving as Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Considered radical at the time, the book grew from his experiences with patients who used cannabis to heal or mitigate the symptoms of chronic illness.

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