The history of cannabis use goes back as far as 12,000 years, which places the plant among¬†humanity’s oldest cultivated crops.

Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated plants, because it would be different civilizations have grown 12,000 years ago.

She was one of the first plants from which they were made dresses. Due to the strong fiber and rapid growth was used for all kinds of goods, particularly rope. As a result of strong rope was until recently irreplaceable in shipbuilding, it has always been highly prized plant, so that, for example, Maria Theresa with us enforce laws that are demanded from each farmer to a certain part of their land sown with hemp. A similar law is still in the 30 years of the 20th century also apply in the United States.

Due to the healing and psychoactive effects used by the priests and healers throughout Asia from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Many traditions have otherwise lost, but in Indian science is ubiquitous, found it in ancient Chinese medical writings. Archaeologists are in about 3,000 years old graves discovered its use in the skit, family semi-nomadic peoples in ancient times dominated the space between Europe and India. About Scythian use of cannabis in psychoactive purposes also wrote Herodotus. Finds Scythian military and riding equipment can also be found in Styria.

Cannabis can also be found in the Bible: “I shone for them a plant, which will be by far the fingers …”

It is estimated that as much as 90% of all paper used until 1883 made from hemp fiber, the same is true for rope, twine and the ship sails. Oil from its seeds is still at the beginning of the last century represented the main component varnishes and polishes, and they used it also for the production of fuels from biomass.

After the Second World War the cultivation and use of cannabis unexpectedly became prohibited.


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