In this video Rick Simpson draws our attention to some important facts of the medicinal use of cannabis from a historic perspective. The use of the cannabis plant for medicinal purposes has been known for centuries in different countries and cultures worldwide. In the 1800s and early 1900s the use of cannabis against many different conditions was introduced in the West as well. Therefore, prior to the ban of growing and use of cannabis, human trials of medicine based on the cannabis plant have already been conducted even in the West. This is why the idea that further research should be done seems to be merely an excuse to hold back this medicine and the natural right of all to the free use of this harmless and amazing medicinal plant. Further information about the people and events mentioned in the video can be found here: https://books.google.hr/books?