The beginnings of the legalization of cannabis for medical use date back to 1996 when California became the first country in the United States of America to allow the use of cannabis to treat HIV, arthritis, anorexia, and chronic pain among other health disorders. During the development of the industry of cannabis for medical use,

the need for its regulation and management in accordance with pharmaceutical standards was imposed, which is why today this industry represents a pharmacy branch, and not a branch of agriculture as it was originally conceived. The control of the production of cannabis for medical use preparations and their sale is controlled by the Drug Agencies at the local, regional, and global levels.