Informative Speech About Cannabis

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If I give you a number, like 158 million of people in the world do something. First you will say It is a big number, but what they do. Well 158.8 million of people use cannabis; which is 3.8 % of the world’s population. When we talk about cannabis there are people who are for its use, other who are against it, but neither of them can deny the fact that cannabis has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, and medicinal compounds produced by its female flowers, the irreplaceable goods derived from cannabis deeply influenced its medical use and spread in the world.. Today I’d like to inform you about the history of the medical use of cannabis by focusing on three major periods: The ancient time, the period 1600 and 1900,…show more content…
A thousand year after, Egyptian started to use cannabis as a medicine that include treatment for the eyes, and inflammation. Then in 1000 B.C Indians started to use it to treat a variety of human maladies as they created a drink called Bhang, it is a cannabis drink generally mixed with milk. Hundreds of years later in 600 B.C Indian found that cannabis can cure leprosy, which is a long-term inflection. Then between 800 and 900 cannabis was used medicinally across the Arabic world in Roman times as an analgesic and anesthetic. After the 1500s, once Islam spread to India, Moslem doctors used the Persian theories to guide their use of cannabis. They used it, for instance, as a means of reducing sexuality rather than increasing…show more content…
In 1911, Massachusetts Becomes First State to Outlaw Cannabis. In 1925 the League of Nations Signed a convention that authorizes the use of cannabis only for scientific and medical purposes. By the 1930s two American companies – Parke-Davis and Eli Lily – were selling standardized extracts of marijuana for medical use. Another manufacturer, Grimault & Company, marketed marijuana cigarettes as a remedy for asthma. Between 1930 and 1995 cannabis become less acceptable as it was removed from US Pharmacopeia, and penalties were given for cannabis possession. Once this period finished, in 1996 California becomes the first state to legalize medical cannabis and a total number of 28 states legalized it after it between 1996 and April 2017 the last one was West Virginia. On Aug. 26, 2003, Canadian HIV-patient Jari Dvorak, age 62, becomes the first Canadian patient to receive government-grown marijuana. The latest step made concerning medical cannabis was in June 2017, the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree legalizing medical
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