question, the ancient Greeks/Romans made use of Medical Cannabis.
However as stated elsewhere, both the Greek and Roman peoples had the
great misfortune of living in a geography without the more medically
useful Cannabis Indica plant, and were forced to relay on the weaker
Cannabis Sativa. But be that as it may, for whatever reasons,
Greco-Roman medicine did not seem to take advantage of the medical
properties of the flowering tops, only the seeds or in some cases the
roots of the plant. And then only to treat, what can only be
considered, very minor ailments.
for good or for bad, (especially after the beginning of the dark
ages) this limited use of Cannabis by Greco-Roman medicine would form
the basis of the western medical knowledge for the next one and a
half thousands years.