Medical Cannabis (or Medical Marijuana) refers to the medicinal benefits of cannabis or cannabinoids that come from the cannabis plant – indigenous to central and south Asia. Cannabis cultivation dates back at least 3000 years for fibre/ cloth, food, medicine, religious and recreational uses. Prohibitive restrictions on cannabis did not begin until the 14th century and then became highly prohibited throughout the 20th century on international scale. For more information on the history of prohibition and Canada’s decision to legalize medical and recreational use please go to our blog. For more information on the history of prohibition and Canada’s decision to legalize medical and recreational use please go to our blog to read about the leader in medical marijuana legalization.
There are 3 commonly referred to types, or species of cannabis: Sativa, Indica and Hybrids. While there is another species; Cannabis Ruderalis, it has little effect on the head or body making it ineffective for medicinal applications.