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Modern Cat - - Health -

Doc­u­ments show that Amer­i­cans have been us­ing cannabis oil since 1840. Dr. W. B. O’Shaugh­nessy was the first doc­tor to pre­scribe it and by 1906 there were over 123 dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies com­pet­ing to sell cannabis oil. Then “reefer mad­ness” hit in the 1930s, cre­at­ing fear around mar­i­juana and hemp that lasted decades. We’re fi­nally see­ing a re­ver­sal of this think­ing. This Oc­to­ber, Canada will be­come the sec­ond na­tion in the world to le­gal­ize both the recre­ational and medic­i­nal use of mar­i­juana and mar­i­juana-de­rived prod­ucts like CBD.

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