It is the medical history of cannabis in China that has had the greatest influence on Western medicine. The Chinese enjoyed a living and complicated tradition of cannabis use for thousands of years, perhaps even longer. Cannabis was used as a tonic for stomach problems, to treat glaucoma and malaria, and to reduce or even eliminate headaches and fever. There are many reports on the benefits of the medical use of cannabis for daily life.
Marijuana has been woven through the human timeline for centuries and has taken on many faces throughout its history. It has fluctuated over time from a medicinal miracle to an evil mind-melting drug. The overwhelming negative propaganda that turned the country against marijuana and pushed for its subsequent illegalization. It has been a tug of war between the reverence for its functional medicinal properties and condemnation for its place in the drug trade. The history of marijuana is a fascinating journey of nature versus man.
The history of marijuana is murky, ever since Napoleon banned his troops from using hash and infused drinks, following the invasion of Egypt in 1800. This set in motion a series of events that lead to most countries of the world prohibiting the plant. Because of this, it's ancient history remains unclear due to the attempt to cover it up by said countries. But motivated stoners all around the world have managed to track patches of its progress throughout history.
The legalization of marijuana, first for medical purposes and then for recreational use in some states, has triggered a number of researches regarding the benefits of marijuana use. It is indeed not an exaggeration to say that there is now much literature on the subject with much more on the way. We must say, the influence of the legalization of marijuana has contributed much to the evolution of marijuana as well. We've witnessed much changes in the way marijuana used to be some time ago and the way it exists these days. In this article, we'll look into the evolution of medical marijuana in the last four years.
Growing up in Southern California as an anti-pot-smoker, I became very familiar with the strong smell of skunk that comes from people growing, carrying, and smoking weed.
The benefits of medical marijuana have been documented for as long as humanity has been alive. Cannabis has been considered a medicinal herb for millennia, with some historic records showing evidence of medicinal use dating as far back as 3,000 BC.
A cannabis-infused edibles company that my dispensary recently started selling products from, 1906 New Highs, gave all the employees one of these pins recently that simply state: "I'VE GOT DRUGS." I wholeheartedly stand behind the concept they'd like to present with these pins. We wear them as employees in the legal cannabis industry in Colorado that interact with a drug on a daily basis in our chosen profession, and the fact that my dispensary doesn't approve of the message (and won't allow us to wear the pins at work where they are most relevant to us) really inspired me to share my perspective with others. "Drug" is not a bad word. Neither is the word "marijuana." Therefore, I feel that it's important for people to understand the history of these words, as well as why we carry certain connotations with them.
About eighty years ago a giant was framed for murder. The timeline isn't exact but what we do know is this was an inside job stemming from the highest levels of government. With no real evidence of wrong doing this beautiful creature's reputation was dragged through the streets and blasted over the airwaves as the mastermind behind all the evil this country has ever faced. They vehemently professed; she's ruining your lives... her friends must be criminals... she's going to eat your babies and destroy your marriage! Eek!! Surely, a giant that big she has no faith, soul, or positive attributes to offer society.