Marijuana has been used as a form of medication since the dawn of human civilization. It has historically always been accepted as one of humankind's most valuable resources, and it is only within the last one-hundred years that the use of cannabis for medical purposes has been outlawed and ridiculed.

However, fortunately for those suffering, the time of medical marijuana prohibition seems to be coming to an end. More and more countries are beginning to conduct their own research into the properties of medical marijuana, as the stigma and lies associated with it are shown to be false and fade away. This has resulted in many countries, including parts of the USA, legalizing the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of illness.

The following articles should go some way to describe how our ancestors through the eras viewed and used marijuana for medical means.