Sir William O’Shaughnessy: The Grandfather of Medical Cannabis

Most medical cannabis patients may not be familiar with Dr. William Brooke O’Shaughnessy who introduced the herb to contemporary Western Medicine. Not only was he a pioneer of cannabis therapy, but he also “invented the modern treatment for cholera, laid the first telegraph system in Asia, and made significant contributions to pharmacology, chemistry, drug clinical trials, science education, and underwater engineering.” He was more productive in his lifetime than some inventors combined. Let’s see how O’Shaughnessy effectively changed the world.

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