France overlooks its terrific era of medicinal marijuana

Last summer the Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament, French food, and drug office, approved restricted medical cannabis testing inside France, this been unlawful since 1953.
A lot of people have highly praised the step taken as a significant first move toward sensible, public health-oriented cannabis rules and laws in France. The Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament likewise applauded the trial for its revolutionary efforts to create the leading French data on the efficacy and protection of cannabis for medical therapies.
This is all well and upright. Though, when it comes to cannabis, a strange historic forgetfulness seems to be holding tight French medicine. These trials are not the country’s first struggles to create scientific data on therapeutic cannabis products. Distant from it.
A Medication Not to Be Abandoned
During my study into the antiquity of intoxicants in current France, I establish that in the middle 19th century, Paris operated as the epicenter of a worldwide program to medicalize hashish, a drug made from the hard-pressed gum of cannabis plants.
A lot of pharmacologists and surgeons then employed in France thought hashish was an unsafe and unusual drug from the Orient – the Arab-Muslim world – that could be controlled by medicinal science and extracted harmless and useful against the period’s most terrifying illnesses.
Opening in the late 1830s they arranged and retailed hashish-infused nourishments, tablets and later essences – hashish-infused alcohol – and even medical cigarettes for asthma in drugstores across the state.
During the 1840s and 1850s loads of French druggists risked their professions on hashish, publishing papers, books and peer-review articles on its therapeutic and logical remunerations.
French epidemiologist Louis-Rémy Aubert-Roche issued a thesis in 1840 in which he claimed hashish, managed as a minor edible called “dawamesk” occupied with coffee, effectively treated plague in 7of 11 patients he cured in the hospitals of Alexandria and Cairo in the course of the epidemic of 1834-35.