From the sites where prehistoric hunters and gatherers lived, to ancient China and Viking ships, cannabis has been used across the world for ages, and a new report presents the drug’s colorful history.
From China, coastal farmers brought pot to Korea about 2000 B.C. or earlier, according to the book “The Archeology of Korea” (Cambridge University Press, 1993). Cannabis came to the South Asian subcontinent between 2000 B.C. and 1000 B.C., when the region was invaded by the Aryans — a group that spoke an archaic Indo-European language. The drug became widely used in India, where it was celebrated as one of “five kingdoms of herbs . which release us from anxiety” in one of the ancient Sanskrit Vedic poems whose name translate into “Science of Charms.”
Both hemp and psychoactive marijuana were used widely in ancient China, Warf wrote. The first record of the drug’s medicinal use dates to 4000 B.C. The herb was used, for instance, as an anesthetic during surgery, and stories say it was even used by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 B.C. (However, whether Shen Nung was a real or a mythical figure has been debated, as the first emperor of a unified China was born much later than the supposed Shen Nung.)
From Asia to Europe
It is important to distinguish between the two familiar subspecies of the cannabis plant, Warf said. Cannabis sativa, known as marijuana, has psychoactive properties. The other plant is Cannabis sativa L. (The L was included in the name in honor of the botanist Carl Linnaeus.) This subspecies is known as hemp; it is a nonpsychoactive form of cannabis, and is used in manufacturing products such as oil, cloth and fuel. [11 Odd Facts About Marijuana]
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If you are a beginner in growing marijuana, then you should first do a lot of research and find the right herb to start with. Most of the seeds we mentioned here will not cause you any issues, so you should start with them.
Just make sure that you choose something that is resistant to fungal plant diseases and something that will reach the flowering period faster. In case you need some help, you can always contact the professionals from the stores that sell seeds.
Users say that this is one of the easiest plants to grow and it requires almost no effort on your side. The only thing you should pay attention to is that there is enough room for the herb to grow. It is really resistant to most plant diseases, so you don’t have to think about the maintenance a lot.
It is said that growing marijuana in your own home is one of the most relaxing things you can do. When you grow your own cannabis plant you will be able to enjoy the whole process of growing a plant and later on, enjoy the marijuana benefits. It is said that cannabis offers a lot of health benefits, so no matter if you are using it to cope with your medical condition, or if you are a recreational user, it is always good to know your seeds.
There are hundreds of different cannabis types you can find on the market, and some are better than others. Here we are going to talk about the most common types and the properties they have.
It is mostly used as medical marijuana because it has a lot of healing properties. Users say that you will feel the textbook health benefits and when you use it, you will feel relaxed, euphoric, and maybe a little bit sleepy.