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1652 – Herbalist Nicholas Culpeper Writes about Medical Uses for Hemp

“The great British herbalist Nicholas Culpeper (1616–1654) wrote in his [1652] The English Physitian that hemp extract ‘allayeth Inflammations in the Head … eases the pains of the Gout … Knots in the Joynts, [and] the pains of the Sinews and Hips’. Culpeper’s preparation probably had little psychoactivity as native cannabis grown in northern latitudes has relatively low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content.”