Before it was discovered that cigarettes cause cancer, tobacco companies recruited members of the medical profession to appear in their advertisements.
Open access movement traces its origins as far back as the 1950s when the Letterist International (LI) published a newspaper called Potlatch that made everything available to the public. Guy Debord wrote to Patrick Straram when the LI and the Situationist International joined to become the Situationist International.
Lobotomy, also known as leucotomy, was a type of psychosurgery that included breaking connections in the brain's prefrontal cortex.
Despite the fact that cannabis has a long history as a medicine in many countries around the world, including the United States, the political climate in the early twentieth century was not friendly to cannabis or hemp, creating the ideal conditions for cannabis in the post-prohibition era, with the mingling of unstable medicine, racism, greed, and power.
We can see evidence of the cannabis plant's relevance in the evolution of societies all around the world throughout history. The cannabis plant has been connected with religions, migration, colonization, and political powers all over the world, from China to India, Africa to Latin America, and Europe to North America, generating a rich history of cannabis.
Some of the most prominent case studies should have been good stories since they featured prescription painkillers. Recruiting physicians as “key opinion leaders” (KOLs), a title designed to be psychologically rewarding, and paying them to deliver scripted promotional presentations to their peers, are just a few examples.
Research on the medical uses of cannabis was still restricted in the late 1980s and early 1990s, both in the United States and internationally. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) was mostly in charge of research at the time, and it was funding studies to learn more about the harmful effects of THC and cannabis. Only one grow house at the University of Mississippi provided medical-grade cannabis for research purposes which was the brain behind the medical legalization of cannabis.
Hemp was a common ingredient in Asian and Indian folk treatments as a cure-all, used to treat fever, burns, and headaches, as well as as a paste/poultice for wounds. Hashish, another name for cannabis, made its way back to Europe as a medication thanks to an Irish doctor operating in India, kicking off the Victorian age medical revival of cannabis.