History

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Cannabis is Medicine, a brief history

Cannabis was introduced into Western medicine in the middle of the 19th century. By the end of the 19th century and early 20th century, the availability and usage of cannabis extracts had reached an all-time high. Cannabis had previously been used both as a medicine and a recreational drug in China and India before spreading to the Middle East, Africa, and South America.

The first woman inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame: Gertrude Belle Elion

Meet Gertrude Belle Elion, the first woman inducted in the National Inventors Hall of fame. Elion was the daughter of immigrants, graduated college at 19 and went on to pursue a PhD in Chemistry. She struggled to find work during a time when women were refused positions in laboratories. Elion persevered and in 1950, she …

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