Here are just a few of the landmark events that have occurred:
Two years later, American chemist, Roger Adams, made history when he successfully isolated the first cannabinoid, Cannabidiol (CBD). His research is also responsible for the discovery of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
In 1996, California passed Proposition 215, making it the first state to legalize medical marijuana
While the perception towards CBD has progressed dramatically over the years, CBD still is not fully normalized across the country. There are still many who stand in opposition to CBD and other cannabis-derived compounds and many more who aren’t aware of their benefits.
Oregon, Alaska, Washington (1998)
The first documented use of cannabis-derived medicine dates back to 2737 BC when Chinese Emperor Sheng Neng used a cannabis-infused tea to aid with a variety of ailments including memory, malaria, rheumatism, and gout.
Hawaii, Nevada, Colorado (2000)
We are still just on the brink of this great movement, which is continuing to thrive at exponential rates, surpassing everyone’s expectations and achieving the impossible.
CBD products are now being sold online in stores across the country, including major retailers like 711, Sephora, and Neiman Marcus.
In 1940, Harvard-trained chemist Roger Adams successfully extracted CBD from cannabis. In 1963, Mechoulam described the chemical structure of CBD. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
“It turns out that cannabidiol acid in the studies we have undertaken so far is more potent than cannabidiol itself,” Mechoulam stated in a speech in 2019. “The chances are that slowly and to a certain extent, cannabidiol acid will prove to be parallel to cannabidiol oil in its activity because in many aspects, it’s much more active.”
The endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a group of neurotransmitters made by the body and cell receptor sites.