I Googled “what is cannabis” and the search results are wild. The first page is all results from government websites speaking about how Cannabis is a “drug”. Where did cannabis come from?
The marijuana plant is and has been used for thousands of years for medicinal and recreational purposes. The origin of cannabis can be traced back to Central Asia, specifically in the regions of Mongolia and Southern Siberia. This is an interesting fact, I wonder what the weather was like in those areas during this time?
Cannabis is used by nomadic tribes as a source of food, fiber, AND for its psychoactive properties. The also used in religious ceremonies and as a medicine to treat various ailments.
Marijuana spread across Asia and reached the Middle East by 500 BC and it was used for medicinal purposes by the ancient Egyptians, Persians, and Arabs. The plant reached Europe by the fifth century AD. There the plant was used for both medicinal and recreational purposes.
Marijuana popped up in the Western Hemisphere in the late 19th/ early 20th century. Mexican immigrants, American jazz musicians and people from all walks of life consumed the plant.
Back in the 1930s the government made THE PLANT illegal due to concerns about its impact on public health and morality (yeah right). Despite criminalization, the plant continues to be used for both medicinal and recreational purposes.
Recently, marijuana has been legalized for medicinal use in several US states and for recreational use in a growing number of countries. Canada and several countries in Europe are benefiting from the legalization of Marijuana.
The plant’s rich history plays a significant role in many cultures. The plant continues to be used for its medicinal and recreational properties. Cannabis plant byproducts have potential in several industries, including the production of hemp-based products.
We are still in the process of learning about the potential benefits and risks associated with marijuana use (from my lens there aren’t any risks). As additional research is conducted, we will likely gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating plant and its place in our society.
Here is an article from another perspective, What is “Weed”
I have found that utilizing Cannabis correctly is like activating a super power. Cannabis can be used to enhance every aspect of your life. You should read up on terpenes if you have a minute.