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Brief History of the Water Bong

A Bong is commonly defined as a device, generally used for smoking cannabis, tobacco, or a myriad of other herbal substances, which uses water and/or ice as a filtration system. Some suggest that the word “Bong” is said to have derived from a Thai word, “Baung” which means a cylindrical, wooden water pipe. Others say the word may have come from ... Read More »

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 History of Cannabis and United States History of Cannabis 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 ... 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 »

How can the Cannabis Industry Overcome ‘Stoner’ Stigma Stereotypes

1930’s Propaganda As the 1930 brought various “brainwashing” propaganda about marijuana and it’s evil ways, so did a long lasting negative stigma carry on all the way to the modern day; the stereotype that marijuana smokers are pot heads, stoners, dirty hippies, lazy, no job, stupid and unsavory. The negative stigma is a dark cloud casting a shadow over the medical ... 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 »

1914 10 Dollar Bill was Printed on Hemp Paper and Portrays Farmers Plowing Hemp

This video highlights a 1914 series $10 bill of a hemp harvest that is printed ‘right on the money.’ This paper was also made of hemp. The first Federal Reserve Bank notes were issued in 1914. This $10 bill bears the signature of Andrew Mellon, the Secretary of the Treasury under multiple presidential administrations. Mellon was also the head of ... 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 »

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