Where Did Marijuana originally come from?

Tuesday evening and just got off work and decided to share some very imperative Marijuana history with my followers and subscribers. Today we continuously seem to be interested in what tomorrow holds for stoners, but we never really seem to care about the history of marijuana. We find ourselves in the skirmish to get marijuana legalized but also seem to flout where we came from with this struggle. Some might not care, because they just don’t care, whilst others might not care because they’ve just never thought of it as important to know.  On the other hand you have folks like me, who have done so much research on marijuana, that in the process I ended up coming across some very startling factors.  Today folks, I want to touch a bit on the origins of marijuana. Currently there is a lot of talk on marijuana and most of it is largely due to the fact that a lot of countries are going through the legalization processes right now. The last time marijuana talk was so popular was probably in the early 2oth century when tyrants were trying to outlaw marijiuana

hemp field folks . Wouldn't you wanna camp close by ?

hemp field folks . Wouldn’t you wanna camp close by ?

Historians believe that the first Cannabis plants came from China folks. Due to some misconceptions, the initial dates when marijuana was discovered and used are not validated. This is as a result of some very primitive methods used to record historical dates. This confusion has arisen due to the fact that unlike ancient Egyptian counterparts, who produced frequent medical papyrus scrolls, each one written by a different author, the ancient Chinese appeared to have had at least two cultural glitches which are now causing endless issues for present-day historians.  Firstly, the Chinese actually never recorded the precise dates back then, thus we have no exact way of knowing exactly what was transcribed and when exactly. The lone way of accounting their events is by references made to Emperors, events or other famous persons.

Chinese emperor

Chinese emperor

Secondly, the Chinese also seemed to have had no respect for copyright protections of any kind, and seemed to have no problems simply taking some other authors work, and cramming it between their own writings on medical philosophies.   However, even with all these confusions in dates historians have still concluded that Marijuana originated from ancient China. Many believe that marijuana was actually discovered almost 3000 years BC, but again these dates are not really validated and we probably will never be able to authenticate them.

What can be validated though, is that when marijuana was discovered folks were mostly using it for hemp and not for smoking. Hemp simply refers to the Cannabis Plants being used for production of fibers. Today though the definition of hemp has been broaden out a bit to refer to high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant, which include seed, oil and fiber.  Today Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed – which can be eaten, hemp oil, wax, resin, paper, cloth pulp, rope and fuel. The fiber’s future probably lies in its amalgamation into the production of cotton, silk textiles, and blending with synthetic fibers. Hemp fibers were more favorable because they had superior heat resistance and enhanced moisture absorption and diffusion, while its high rate of absorption of toxic gases makes it exceptional for use for household textiles. Clothes made from hemp were also known to be more durable. Today hemp clothing is not so popular but again the talk of marijuana legalization is now opening up another debate for hemp legalization.  During this period though i.e. 3000 BC the Chinese were the biggest users of Hemp. Clothes made from hemp were also known to be more durable than those made from cotton.

hemp

hemp

The Chinese people also relied heavily on hemp for warfare due to its magnificent strength and durability. Archers made bowstrings from hemp because hemp bowstrings were stronger than the opposing enemies made of bamboo sticks. Hemp enabled the arrows on the Chinese bow to fly higher and longer, which made this a great advantage in war. Hemp was so important in China that the Monarch dedicated a lot of land just for growing hemp. The Chinese also manufactured paper with hemp. They managed to do this by crushing hemp fibers and mulberry tree bark into a pulp and putting the mixture into a tank of water. The tangled fibers that rose to the top of the water were removed and placed in a mold. After drying, the fibers formed sheets that could then be used as paper. Also important to note that the original USA Constitution was also written on a hemp paper. The Chinese were the only ones using hemp until the Japanese joined in during the 5th century. Not much evidence of marijuana smoking in china is available for this period but am sure some smoking did occur. Its hard for me to believe that no one had any idea that lighting up the flowers of the plant could make one very high. So how exactly did the wold end up discovering the other uses for cannabis?  We’ll, be sure to check out Part 2 of this article for the answer folks. That’s all I have for now. Till next time please take care folks and be safe. Keep the bongs loaded and the joints burning. Marijuana legalization is around the corner. Please also visit my affiliate partners at Green Cultured for all your marijuana online classes you might want to take. Don’t miss Part 2 of this blog this Thursday at 8pm EST. Cheers

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