Dr. David Bearman Talks History, Uses of Cannabis


Dr. Bearman sought to inform his audience on the history of marijuana use, going as far back as discussing its medicinal uses in the 13th and 16th centuries. Riley Esguerra/Daily Nexus

Dr. Bearman sought to inform his audience on the history of marijuana use, going as far back as discussing its medicinal uses in the 13th and 16th centuries. Riley Esguerra/Daily Nexus

Bearman began with a 45-minute lecture on the history of  drug consumption,  beginning with Zoroastrian rituals and ending with GW Pharmaceuticals’ 2014 medical trials of Epidiolex, a liquid form of Cannabidiol used to treat epilepsy.  Bearman said the history of cannabis use can help people understand modern policy and culture surrounding the drug.

Source:  Dr. David Bearman Talks History, Uses of Cannabis | Daily Nexus, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

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