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What if Cannabis medicine used for?
Cannabis hemp (marijuana) has been used a medicine for thousands of years. Various medical uses were described 4000 years ago by the Chinese emperor Shen-nung in his medical book Pen-ts'ao Ching. Cannabis was mentioned as a medicine in the susruta of India before the 8th century A.D. It's main uses nowadays include treatment of pain, nausea, lack of appetite, sleeping disorders, auto-immune diseases (MS) and glaucoma.
What is hemp?
Hemp (jap. asa or taima) is the common English (Japanese) name for the plant that is botanically known as cannabis sativa L. Some strains of this plant are rich in a substance called THC which has euphoriant and medicinal properties. THC-rich cannabis hemp is also known as "Indian hemp" and it is consumed for medicinal, recreational or spiritual purposes in two primary forms: As dried leaves and flowers ("marijuana") or as compressed resin and ground plant material ("hashish"). It is either inhaled or eaten. In China and India it has been used as a medicine for at least 5000 years and is probably one of the most thorougly researched drugs in the world.
Where does hemp come from?
Hemp is also one of oldest and one the most important fibre and oilseed plants. Hemp and marijuana are from the same plant species but are not necessarily the same substance. Most industrial hemp is unsuitable as a drug. Varieties of the plant grown for fibre and seed are usually low in THC (< 1% THC) and high in CBD which counteracts the THC, making these plants completely unusable as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp is explicitly exempt from international drug treaties. Under international drug treaties industrial hemp need not be subject to stricter regulations than spinach or tomatoes. Horticultural purposes are also exempt.
What is the history of hemp?
Researchers trace hemp's history as an industrial crop back some 10,000 years when the fiber was first utilized by the Chinese to make ropes and eventually paper.

Hemp's wide array of industrial uses first rose to prominence in America during the colonial era when many of the founding fathers espoused its versatility.

Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were strong advocates for a hemp based economy and both cultivated the crop for its fiber content.

Most of the sails and ropes on colonial ships were made from hemp as were many of the colonists' bibles and maps.

The early settlers also used hemp seeds as a source for lamp oil and some colonies made hemp cultivation compulsory,calling it's production necessary for the "wealth and protection of the country."
Does medical hemp have any value?
(on the pro and con website of medical hemp uses)
con- "There is no legitimate medical use whatsoever for marijuana. This [marijuana] is not medicine. This is bogus witchcraft. It has no place in medicine, no place in pain relief, and it has no place around our children."
Should marijuana be medically available even if it isn't the most effective drug for treating a particular condition?
"Cannabis likely is better for treating some conditions in some patients. Most drugs approved today by the FDA are not 'new and improved,' but rather are 'me too' drugs that are similar to those already on the market. The criteria for drug approval by the FDA are that the medicine be safe and effective, not the best on the market."
Why was Hemp prohibited?
hemp becomes indispensable to agriculture as cultivation in rotation of crops and as no-food alternative to traditional agricultures for nourishment, since its market can't expand more.

There are several variety of hemp. There is hemp cultivated regularly in Europe to produce fabrics (Cannabis sativa) that contains low quantity of resin and hemp that comes from Eastern, full of resin, that contents cannabinoids responsible of psychoactive effect (Cannabis indica).
What are some medical uses of hemp?
hemp is one of the most useful medical plant. The Cannabis indica is one of the most effective medicines, and the most effective is, as analgesic, anti-emetic, antidepressant, in headache and hemicrania, in epilepsy, in glaucoma and in asthma treatments, etc..
When was Hemp replaced?
Between ninth and twentieth centuries, hemp began to be replaced by synthetic medicines, that they had the advantage to be able to be dosed exactly and to be more effective in treatments; the cellaterale effects weren't known even if they were more remunerative. So hemp began to replaced, for the same reasons for which began the replace step by step of natural medicine with synthetic medicine.
Will Medical Uses for Hemp benefit the future?
The uses for medical hemp can help the upcoming generations in many ways.