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  • 2737 BCE

    January 30, 2022
    Earliest recorded use of cannabis as medicine in Ancient Chinese Pharmacopeia.
  • 1606

    January 29, 2022
    — Arriving from the East, Cannabis Sativa is introduced to North America.
  • 1600s to 1850s

    January 28, 2022
    — Hemp cultivation is vital to United States agricultural growth and becomes the nation’s 3rd largest agricultural commodity (behind tobacco…
  • 1837

    January 27, 2022
    — Sir William Brooke O’Shaughnessy (an Irish physician) introduces cannabis to the western world after his visit to Asia. He…
  • 1850

    January 26, 2022
    Cannabis is added to the US pharmacopeia by O'Shaughnessy.
  • Mid 1800s to Mid 1900s

    January 25, 2022
    — 50% of prescriptions in the US contain cannabis. Over the counter usage is also common. Prominent pharmaceutical companies were…
  • 1920s

    January 24, 2022
    — US is introduced to smokable cannabis from Mexican immigrants. Social cannabis use is adopted as self-medication/self-care.
  • 1924

    January 23, 2022
    — Dr. Charles Sajous (American physician) authors the “Analytic Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine” listing indications for cannabis to include insomnia,…
  • 1936-1937

    January 22, 2022
    — Led by Harry Anslinger (Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics), popularized propaganda with racist undertones increase public support…
  • 1937

    January 21, 2022
    — Marihuana Tax Act is signed and criminalizes the use of cannabis.
  • 1944

    January 20, 2022
    — The LaGuardia Committee reports no associations with cannabis use and drug abuse or crime.
  • 1970

    January 19, 2022
    — Nixon signs Controlled Substances Act under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. This replaces the 1937 Marihuana…