The History of Cannabis
Cannabis has a long history as a medicine and superfood throughout the world that evolved under the influence of the human race, dating back over 10,000 years, making it one of the earliest cultivated crops —
Drawing of Cannabis sativa from Vienna Dioscurides, 512 AD. (Public Domain)
Cannabis was continually suppressed as it threatened the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry. The doctors did not know what marijuana was so it was never applied until it was too late and the laws had passed. This made it unavailable to the public while pharmaceutical drugs were subsidised. By 1942 it was completely removed as a medicine.
Jack Herer, American cannabis rights activist and the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes
It is important to note that not all strains of cannabis are intoxicating, yet even the non-intoxicating hemp was slammed and demonised which is only now just starting to recover as more people realise the health and industrial benefits of the plant.