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Note that some of the conditions this cannabis medicine treats are "Nervous depression, ... melancholia, ... and forgetfulness."

Mikuriya (1973) collected the key nineteenth and twentieth century documents and summarized them in Marijuana: Medical Papers, 1839- 1972... Mikuriya lists the following therapeutic applications of cannabis based on the literature:

  1. Analgesic- hypnotic
  2. Appetite stimulant
  3. Antiepileptic and antispasmodic
  4. Prophylactic and treatment of the neuralgias, including migraine
  5. Antidepressant and tranquilizer
  6. Antiasthmatic
  7. Oxytocic (stimulates uterine contractions in childbirth)
  8. Childbirth analgesic
  9. Antitussive
  10. Topical anesthetic
  11. Withdrawal agent for opiate and alcohol addiction
  12. Antibiotic

- page 45, Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological Overview of the Therapeutic Use of Marijuana by Mary Lynn Mathre (1997)

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