History of Cannabis



10,000-year Good reputation for Marijuana use in the globe

8,000+ BCE Utilization of hemp cord in pottery identified at ancient village site dating back to over 10,000 years, based in the division of contemporary Taiwan. Finding hemp use and cultivation with this date range puts becoming the primary and oldest known human agriculture crops. As explained by Richard Hamilton from the 2009 Scientific American article on sustainable agriculture “Modern humans emerged some 250,000 years ago, yet agriculture is a fairly recent invention, no more than 10,000 years … Agriculture is just not natural; it’s a human invention. Additionally it is the basis of modern civilization.” This time was also touched on by Carl Sagan in 1977 as he proposed the possibility that marijuana may have been world’s first agricultural crop, leading to the development of civilization itself (see 1977, below).
6,000 BCE Cannabis seeds and oil useful for food in China.
4,000 BCE Textiles created from hemp are utilized in China and Turkestan.

2,737 BCE First recorded use of cannabis as medicine by Emperor Shen Neng of China.


2,000-800 BCE Bhang (dried cannabis leaves, seeds and stems) is mentioned from the Hindu sacred text Atharvaveda (Science of Charms) as “Sacred Grass”, one of many five sacred plants asia. It really is utilised by medicinally and ritually just as one offering to Shiva.
1,500 BCE Cannabis cultivated in China for food and fiber. Scythians cultivate cannabis and employ it to weave fine hemp cloth.
700-600 BCE The Zoroastrian Zendavesta, an ancient Persian religious text of several hundred volumes refers to bhang because “good narcotic.”
600 BCE Hemp rope appears in southern Russia.
700-300 BCE Scythian tribes leave Cannabis seeds as offerings in royal tombs.
500 BCE Scythian couple die and they are buried with two small tents covering containers for burning incense. Mounted on one tent stick would have been a decorated leather pouch containing wild Cannabis seeds. This closely matches the stories told through Herodotus. The gravesite, discovered within the late 1940s, what food was in Pazryk, northwest of the Tien Shan Mountains in modern-day Khazakstan. Hemp is introduced into Northern Europe through the Scythians. An urn containing leaves and seeds of the Cannabis plant, unearthed near Berlin, is located and dated to around on this occasion. Utilization of hemp products spread all through northern Europe.
430 BCE Herodotus reports on ritual and recreation using Cannabis through the Scythians (Herodotus The Histories 430 B.C. trans. G. Rawlinson).
200 BCE Hemp rope appears in Greece. Chinese Book of Rites mentions hemp fabric.
100 BCE First evidence hemp paper, invented in China.
100-0 BCE The psychotropic properties of Cannabis are mentioned in the newly compiled herbal Pen Ts’ao Ching.
0-100 CE Construction of Samaritan gold and glass paste stash box for storing hashish, coriander, or salt, buried in Siberian tomb.
23-79 Pliny the Elder’s The Natural History mentions hemp rope and marijuana’s analgesic effects.
47-127 Plutarch mentions Thracians using cannabis as an intoxicant.
70 Dioscorides, your physician in Nero’s army, lists medical marijuana in the Pharmacopoeia.
100 Imported hemp rope appears in England.
105 Legend points too Ts’ai Lun invents hemp paper in China, 200 years after its actual appearance (see 100 BCE above).
130-200 Greek physician Galen prescribes medical marijuana.
200 First pharmacopoeia from the East lists medical cannabis. Chinese surgeon Hua T’o uses marijuana as a possible anesthetic.
300 A little daughter woman in Jerusalem receives medical marijuana during childbirth.
570 France queen Arnegunde is buried with hemp cloth.

History of Cannabis

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