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Marijuana puts kids at risk It is the most widely used illicit drug among youth today and is more potent than ever Marijuana use can lead to a host of significant health social learning and behavioral problems at a crucial time in a young persons development Getting high also impairs judgment which can wreak havoc on teens in high-pressure social situations leading to risky decision making on issues like sex criminal activity or riding with someone who is driving high Cannabisweed was first documented as a herbal remedy in a Chinese pharmacy text of the first century AD while its earliest medicinal application is believed to have been in the third century BC when Shen Nung the Chinese emperor used it as a herbal remedy and psychic liberator Cannabis was first documented as a herbal remedy in a In the west its use as a herbal medicine was limited Recreational use of cannabis also dates back to ancient China before becoming established in India where it became the mainstay of traditional medical practice During the 12th century the Ashihin assassins are said to have been enticed by their leader to commit murder in defence of the sect by the promise of entering into paradise by ingesting a secret potion The content of the potion has never been identified but the belief that it was hash was based on the notion that the term Ashihin originated from the term Hashish in meaning one who uses hashish though another possibility is that it derived from the name of the sect leader - one Hasan Ibn al-Sabbah In 1839 after much success in Bengal with using cannabis to treat pains convulsions and the spasms of rabies a Doctor OShaughnessey published a 40 page treatise describing its value as a sedative This led to western medicine adopting cannabis to treat everything from abdominal pains to gonorrhoea migraines to epilepsy asthma to gout Later Queen Victoria was to
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