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United States History of Cannabis

Fun Facts The Eighth Wonder of the World, the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was made of Hemp The Declaration of Independence Drafts were written on Hemp First American Flag was made of Hemp Marijuana: Since 8000-5000 BC The Marijuana Tax of 1937 Pre-Prohibition in the United States First cultivated more than 5,000 years ago, marijuana is one of the oldest agricultural ... Read More »

History of Cannabis

Also see our section on United States History of Cannabis Cannabis Timeline 6000 B.C. Cannabis seeds used for food in China 4000 B.C. Textiles made of hemp are used in China. Remains have been found of hemp fibers from this period and from Turkestan a century later. 2727 B.C. First recorded use of cannabis as medicine in Chinese pharmacopoeia. In ... Read More »

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Marijuana: Since 8000-5000 BC

Marijuana use can be traced as far back as the Neolithic era (8,000-5,000 BC), where charred remains of cannabis seeds have been unearthed in ancient braziers of present day Romania.   Evidence of marijuana cultivation reaches back as far as 2737 B.C. China, where it was used as a treatment for rheumatism, malaria, and absent-mindedness. It was used recreationally in ... Read More »

Marijuana safer than aspirin

The aspirin industry fought a warning label for five years – during which 300 children died of Reye’s syndrome. When Bayer introduced aspirin in 1899, Cannabis was America’s #1 painkiller. Until marijuana prohibition began in 1937, the US Pharmacopoeia listed cannabis as the primary medicine for over 100 diseases. Cannabis was such an effective analgesic that the American Medical Association (AMA) argued ... Read More »

Cannabis for Arthritis

Spray Study A study by GW Pharmaceuticals shows benefits in treatment of arthritis.  The study included 58 RA patients. They had no history of psychiatric disorders, substance misuse, epilepsy, or severe heart, kidney, or liver problems. First, patients rated their pain at rest, during movement, and first thing in the morning. They also rated their quality of sleep. Next, the ... Read More »

The Eighth Wonder of the World, the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was made of Hemp

Our country has a history of growth and progress, from Pony Express letter to the iPhone call. Through the agricultural age to the industrial and straight into the technological age. Our citizens changing over time as new discoveries about our capabilities are made, we have gotten better at so many things, and yet continue to struggle in others. The beginnings ... Read More »

30 Random Facts about Marijuana

Marijuana is created from the dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.   Marijuana is the most common illegal drug used in the United States. Approximately 100 million Americans have tried marijuana at least o… Read More »

How Microsoft will help to track Legalized Marijuana Sales

Microsoft has teamed up with  Kind Financial, which helps businesses and government agencies track sales of legalized marijuana seeds. Kind has been selling its marijuana tracking software to businesses and governments for some three years. The start-up will now be able work on Microsoft’s government cloud. Microsoft is based in Washington where cannabis is legal. KIND Financial, the leader in ... Read More »