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The History of Marijuana in America

 The Cannabis plant, or marijuana, as many know it, has been around for many thousands of years. For about as long we have solid recorded history to look back on, that’s over 7,000 years for some ancient Chinese texts, there has been clear evidence of the practical and beneficial use of cannabis to improve people’s lives and enhance their cultural being. It is of no wonder then, that this useful plant would eventually make it to the good old USA, and boy has it ever! Originally, it is believed, the cannabis plant made its way to North America with some of the first European settlers to the Jamestown area in 1611, but there is also some strong evidence that cannabis may have played a role in some Native American cultures, which would place its arrival at a much earlier time period. The first law regarding cannabis was in Virginia in 1762, and the law stipulated that farmers would be punished by law if they did not grow the plant. Historically in this country, however, that would be the last pro-cannabis law for a long time. In the beginning, everyone seemed to adore the cannabis plant and it was prized for [...]

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The Complete History of Marijuana

Marijuana has been propagated, for food, fibres, and medicine, for at least five thousand years. Neolithic archaeological sites in China include marijuana seeds and plants. The first known mention of marijuana is in a Chinese medical text of 2737 BC. It was used as medicine throughout Asia and the Middle East to treat a variety of conditions. In India particularly, marijuana was associated with Shiva. In the history of man Marijuana was well known to the Scythians. Germans grew hemp for its fibres to make nautical ropes and material for clothes since ancient times. Large fields of hemp along the banks of the Rhine are featured in 19th century copper etchings. The hemp plant has to be soaked to harvest the fibre. The resulting liquid may be drunk; in modern Germany, some bars serve hemp beer and hemp wine, but the hemp used is required by law to contain very minimal levels of THC. Marijuana was used medicinally in the western world (usually as a tincture) around the middle of the 19th century. It was famously used to treat Queen Victoria's menstrual pains, and was available from shops in the US. By the end of the 19th century its medicinal [...]

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A Short History of Marijuana

Marijuana, cannabis sativa, or hemp, is one of the oldest psychoactive plants known to humanity. Cannabis has become one of the most widespread and diversified of plants. It grows as weed and cultivated plant all over the world in a variety of climates and soils. Cannabis preparations have been used as remedies for  thousands of years and the active ingredients of the hemp plant (THC) can be put to use in a multitude of medical conditions. A native of central Asia, cannabis may have been cultivated as long as ten thousand years ago. It was certainly cultivated in China by 4000 B.C. and in Turkestan by 3000 B.C. It has long been used as a medicine in India, China, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and South America. Today, people all over the world are beginning to use the cannabis plant for its unique medicinal properties. Neolithic archaeology grounds in China include cannabis seeds and plants. The first known mention of cannabis was in a Chinese medical text of 2737BC. It was used as medicine throughout Asia and the Middle East to treat a variety of conditions. In India particularly, cannabis was associated with Shiva. Cannabis was well known to the Scythians. Germans have grown hemp for its fibres--used to make nautical ropes and material [...]

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