Cannabis History

September 17, 2012     admin     Cannabis

Cannabis is the only plant that yields both a drug and useful fiber and therefore, it has a long history backing thousands of years. Cannabis has been veiled in legends and religion. The earliest mention of the drug has been found in The Vedas which have been complied as early as 2000 to 1400 BC. The Vedas has placed Cannabis among the 5 most sacred plants.

The Romans and Greeks used to cultivate hemp for medical purposes; however, there are proofs that it has also been used as a social lubricant at banquets. Throughout the middle ages and the Elizabethan Era, Cannabis was grown in Europe and Britain, where it was in massive demand with British Navy.

Today, Cannabis occupies the 4th place worldwide among the mind-affecting drugs preceded by Caffeine, Nicotine and Alcohol. The UN has estimated around 250,000,000 users of Cannabis in the world.

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