2700 BC: CHINESE EMPEROR SHEN NUNG SAID TO DISCOVER HEALING PROPERTIES OF MARIJUANA
According to Chinese legend, the emperor Shen Nung (considered the Father of Chinese medicine) discovered marijuana’s healing properties as well as those of ginseng and ephedra.
1213 BC: EGYPTIANS USE CANNABIS FOR GLAUCOMA, INFLAMMATION, AND ENEMAS
Cannabis pollen was found on the mummy of Ramesses II.
1454: THE GUTENBERG BIBLE IS PRINTED IN HEMP
Other famous writings written on hemp paper include:
The King James Bible (17th century).
Thomas Paine’s pamphlets: The Rights of Man, Common Sense, and The Age of Reason.
The works of Mark Twain, Alexander Dumas, and Victor Hugo.
And of course Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice in Wonderland..
1500: MUSLIM DOCTORS IN INDIA USE CANNABIS TO STIFLE SEXUALITY
In a dubious move, cannabis is administered to decrease sexuality. No report on whether or not it worked. So my thoughts are it didn’t.
1545: FIRST RECORDED ARRIVAL IN THE NEW WORLD
Spanish colonists bring cannabis plants to Chile to grow crops for fiber.
1753: LINNAEUS COINS THE CANNABIS SATIVA AND IT STICKS
Because when the father of modern taxonomic nomenclature gives you a name, you go with it.
1799: NAPOLEON INVADES EGYPT AND FINDS WEED
The little jerk imposes prohibition on the Egyptians, but brings weed back to france.
1900: WEED IS USED IN PAIN RELIEF
Before aspirin’s “rediscovery,” weed is used as a common substitute for pain relief in the US.
1937: MARIHUANA TAX ACT OF 1937
Although the spelling “marijuana” is more common in current usage, “marihuana” was the spelling most commonly used in Federal Government documents at the time. Introduced by Harry Anslinger, legalization’s great archenemy, making weed’s use, sale, and production a federal offense.
1938: CANNABIS “EXPERT” TESTIFIES THAT SMOKING WEED TURNED HIM INTO A BAT
Dr. James Munch, who studied weed for the U.S. government, not only made this claim under oath. He called marijuana an “assassin of youth” that turned its users into violent, criminal zombies. Ha Ha what??
1950s: POT PLANT GROWS IN BROOKLYN
Hello Brooklyn! NYC’s most popular borough used to grow Mary Jane galore!! Weed grew robustly in Brooklyn until it became the target of massive raids by the Department of Sanitation and the NYPD, who sought to eradicate the narcotic growth.
1964: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN MAY I INTRODUCE TO YOU…THC!!!
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, then of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, discovers ad isolates the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) molecule, the phsychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
1971: NIXON’S WAR ON DRUGS IS DECLARED
Since then we’ve spent over one trillion dollars on this war. How’s that going?
1971: A BAG OF WEED IS THE FIRST THING EVER ON THE INTERNET
The first official e-commerce transaction began on the ARPANET between computer science students at Stanford and MIT to buy some pot. It wasn’t counted as the first online sales because money wasn’t exchanged online and only used the network to arrange a meeting place.
1974: THE FIRST ISSUE OF HIGH TIMES IS PUBLISHED AND SELLS 45,000 COPIES
Today, its Facebook page has 5,601,554 followers…make that one more!
1987: THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON DRUGS
This PSA from partnership for a Drug-Free America features the unforgettable image of an egg in a frying pan. Stoners everywhere respond immediately-by going to Denny’s for breakfast.
2012: WEED IS LEGALIZED IN WASHINGTON STATE AND COLORADO
2016: DEA REAFFIRMS WEED’S SCHEDULE 1 CLASSIFICATION
Defying all data, logic, and reason.
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