Plant-based medicine – Cannatrek

Recorded use of plant-based medicine dates back to 500 BC. Ancient cultures, including China, Greece, Italy and India, all show evidence of using plant-based medicine.

Despite the historic use of plant-based medicine, political pressures and social stigma cast a prohibitive shadow over certain plants, catalysing strict laws that classified them as illegal drugs. This global shift sidelined research on plant-based medicine for most of the century.