According to the National Cancer Institute, cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 3,000 years.

  • 1850-1942: Cannabis is listed on U.S. Pharmacopoeia and used to treat more than 100 different illnesses or diseases
  • 1996:  California becomes first state to legalize medical cannabis
  • 1998-2015: Medical cannabis use legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia
  • 2000: Nevada legalizes medical cannabis
  • 2012-2014:  Recreational cannabis use legalized in four states and District of Columbia
  • 2016: Nevada votes to legalize recreational cannabis

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