The Lost History of Cannabis that Most People Don’t Know

By May 4, 2018 History

“Prison is for rapists, thieves, and murderers. If you lock someone up for smoking a plant that makes them happy, then you’re the fucking criminal.”
― Joe Rogan

Cannabis is something many people know a good bit about these days. The benefits of its use are becoming more and more widely known and people are really beginning to better understand it. As times change they also seem to work backward in this aspect.

While cannabis has been illegal for a while now, many states are now beginning to change this both medicinally and recreationally. There have been quite a few states legalize the medical use and some legalizing the medical and recreational use. This is a great thing as cannabis really can save lives. It has so many amazing benefits that people are starting to grasp but that aside the history of cannabis is not often spoken of.

Cannabis has a very rich history and has been used in many many different cultures. It is not something isolated to the US and has so many uses. It has been used as paper, as cloth, as medicine, as recreational fun, and even to soothe the skin. Many people even believe that it could cure diseases from cancer to Alzheimer’s.

What other plant do you know of that can fight cancer and also provide you with clothing? Exactly! While the hemp used to make clothing is often not psychoactive it is still pretty damn amazing. The list of uses goes on and on and on, there truly is no end.

Cannabis is something that has been used across the world for far more years than not. The oldest known written record of cannabis use actually comes from the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung and dates back to 2727 BC! It is thought that the use of cannabis originated in Asia but that is still just a theory at the moment. There are many different species of the plant and so many different things within each.

Cannabis even grows wild throughout many tropical or humid parts of the world. All parts of the plant can be used for something, not just the buds. I recently took the time to really look more into the history of cannabis and was blown away. Once you really get into it the reason why it is not legal on a federal level is quite clear, there is too much money to be made elsewhere and if it were to become completely legal it would be a game changer for more than just the medical industry. This would open up far more doors than just that.

It begins in modern times and turns back the clock as far as possible. There is so much more to cannabis than meets the eye. The roots of this amazing plant run very deep and you could say it is one of the most universal things on the planet. Cannabis use regardless of the reason has been affecting the world for so long.

How much do you know about the history of cannabis? Have you ever wondered where it might have originally come from? I really hope you enjoy this video as much as I did. Sit back and listen, you are in for quite an interesting hour.

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