1799 - NAPOLEONS FORCES BRING MARIJUANA FROM EGYPT TO FRANCE
Napoleon invades Egypt with forces that include a scientific expedition team. In addition to discovering the Rosetta Stone, the team brings cannabis back to France in 1799. The cannabis was investigated for its pain relieving and sedative effects in Europe and became more widely accepted in Western medicine.
US National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse “Marihuana, A Signal of Misunderstanding,” druglibrary.org, 1972