The Parliamentary Health Committee has been told marijuana has been around a long time. Retired Dr. Gabor Mate says we’re talking 4 thousand years ago in China.
Dr. Mate says the British, when they were in India, found marijuana to be beneficial in treating nausea and relaxing muscles with even Queen Victoria being prescribed marijuana.
He discounts the contention that marijuana is a gateway drug to harder drugs, arguing if anything is a gateway drug, it would be tobacco.
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