Sir William Brooke O’Shaughnessy, found that cannabis extracts could help lessen stomach pain and vomiting in people suffering from cholera.
Cannabis extracts were sold in pharmacies and doctors’ offices throughout Europe and the US to treat stomach problems and other ailments.
Scientists later discovered that THC was the source of marijuana’s medicinal properties. As the psychoactive compound responsible for marijuana’s mind-altering effects. THC also interacts with areas of the brain that are able to lessen nausea and promote hunger.
Food and Drug Administration has approved two drugs with THC that are prescribed in pill form to treat nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy and loss of appetite in AIDs patients.