History of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system

  title={History of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system
  author={M. A. Crocq},
  journal={Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience},
  pages={223 - 228}
  • M. Crocq
  • Published 1 September 2020
  • History
  • Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
This article retraces the story of cannabis from the earliest contacts of humans with the plant to its subsequent global expansion, its medicinal uses, and the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the 20th century. Cannabis was attested to around 12 000 years ago near the Altai Mountains in Central Asia, and since then, cannabis seeds have accompanied the migration of nomadic peoples. Records of the medicinal use of cannabis appear before the Common Era in China, Egypt, and Greece… 
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