Ancient History of Cannabis

"A 10,000-year-old archaeological site in Taiwan contains pottery fragments with a twisted strand imprinted around the edge, which some believe was made by pressing a rope made of hemp, the fibers made from the cannabis plant, across the wet clay, according to "Marijuana: The First Twelve-Thousand Years," (Springer, 1980).

Hemp fabric was widely used in ancient China to make clothing. A Chinese medicinal textbook, the Pen Ts'ao, which is credited to an emperor in 2800 B.C., claims that "Ma," or marijuana, was a powerful medicinal plant. Siberian burial mounds have traces of burnt cannabis seeds dating to 3000 B.C.

"We've had industrial use and medical use literally for millennia," Earleywine told Live Science." "Ancient History" LIVE SCIENCE Marijuana: Facts about Cannabis | Live Science We NEED #medicalfreedom NOW! #DecriminalizeIt #LegalizeIt #EndCannabisProhibition #EndtheDrugWar #EndQualifiedImmunity #EndNoKnockRaids #EndCivilAssetForfeiture #EndMandatoryMinimums

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