As the French government favors the main medicinal preliminaries on cannabis for more than 60 years, Professor David A Guber glances back at the long history of cannabis ‘fixes’ in France.
This past summer the French nourishment and medication office, the Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament, greenlighted restricted restorative cannabis preliminaries inside France, something that has been unlawful since 1953. Many have hailed the move as a significant initial move toward the sound, general well being focused cannabis guidelines in France. The Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicamentsimilarly lauded the preliminary for its earth-shattering endeavors to deliver the principal French information on the proficiency and safety of cannabis for restorative treatments.
This is fine and dandy. Be that as it may, with regards to cannabis, curious chronicled amnesia is by all accounts grasping French medication. These preliminaries are not the country’s first endeavors to deliver logical information on restorative cannabis items. A long way from it.
Numerous drug specialists and doctors at that point working in France accepted hashish was a perilous and fascinating intoxicant from the Orient–the Arabo-Muslim world – that could be subdued by pharmaceutical science and rendered sheltered and valuable against the periods most startling maladies.
Beginning in the late 1830s they arranged and sold hashish-implanted edibles, tablets, and later tinctures – hashish-imbued liquor – and even therapeutic cigarettes for asthma in drug stores the nation over.
All through the 1840s and 1850s, many French drug specialists staked their vocations on hashish, distributing theses, monographs and friend audit articles on its therapeutic and logical advantages.