'Grandma's magic remedy:' Mexico's medical marijuana secret

For generations Mexicans have been using "grandma's magic remedy" to combat a wide range of pains, fevers or other complaints
Monday, December 14, 2015

mexico-mariguana-remedio-tradicionalWhen her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country's cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. Some drink marijuana tea to relieve headaches or help with insomnia. "Infused into alcohol is the traditional use for rheumatism as well as muscular and circulation pains," said Humberto Rocca, a doctor specializing in addictions and herbalism. "It's an ancient medicine, passed on from generation to generation."