Reputation Cannabis


10,000-year Good reputation for Marijuana use within the entire world

8,000+ BCE Using hemp cord in pottery identified at ancient village site dating back to over 10,000 years, found in the part of modern day Taiwan. Finding hemp use and cultivation with this time frame puts becoming one of the primary and oldest known human agriculture crops. As explained by Richard Hamilton from the 2009 Scientific American article on sustainable agriculture "Modern humans emerged some 250,000 years back, yet agriculture is a pretty recent invention, just about 10,000 years ... Agriculture isn't natural; it's a human invention. It is also the cornerstone of latest civilization." This time was also discussed by Carl Sagan in 1977 as he proposed the chance that marijuana may have been world's first agricultural crop, ultimately causing the introduction of civilization itself (see 1977, below).
6,000 BCE Cannabis seeds and oil used for food in China.
4,000 BCE Textiles made of hemp are used in China and Turkestan.


2,737 BCE First recorded using cannabis as medicine by Emperor Shen Neng of China.

2,000-800 BCE Bhang (dried cannabis leaves, seeds and stems) is mentioned within the Hindu sacred text Atharvaveda (Science of Charms) as "Sacred Grass", one of several five sacred plants of India. It's utilised by medicinally and ritually as an offering to Shiva.
1,500 BCE Cannabis cultivated in China for food and fiber. Scythians cultivate cannabis and utilize it to weave fine hemp cloth.
700-600 BCE The Zoroastrian Zendavesta, an old Persian religious text of varied hundred volumes identifies bhang because the "good narcotic."
600 BCE Hemp rope appears in southern Russia.
700-300 BCE Scythian tribes leave Cannabis seeds as offerings in royal tombs.
500 BCE Scythian couple die and therefore are buried with two small tents covering containers for burning incense. That come with one tent stick was a decorated leather pouch containing wild Cannabis seeds. This closely matches the stories relayed through Herodotus. The gravesite, discovered from the late 1940s, was in Pazryk, northwest in the Tien Shan Mountains in modern-day Khazakstan. Hemp is introduced into Northern Europe from the Scythians. An urn containing leaves and seeds of the Cannabis plant, unearthed near Berlin, is located and dated about now. Utilization of hemp products spread throughout northern Europe.
430 BCE Herodotus reports on ritual and recreation usage of Cannabis from the Scythians (Herodotus The Histories 430 B.C. trans. G. Rawlinson).
200 BCE Hemp rope appears in Greece. Chinese Book of Rites mentions hemp fabric.
100 BCE First proof of hemp paper, invented in China.
100-0 BCE The psychotropic properties of Cannabis are mentioned within the newly compiled herbal Pen Ts'ao Ching.
0-100 CE Construction of Samaritan gold and glass paste stash box for storing hashish, coriander, or salt, buried in Siberian tomb.
23-79 Pliny the Elder's Natural History mentions hemp rope and marijuana's analgesic effects.
47-127 Plutarch mentions Thracians using cannabis being an intoxicant.
70 Dioscorides, a doctor in Nero's army, lists medicinal marijuana in his Pharmacopoeia.
100 Imported hemp rope appears in England.
105 Legend points too Ts'ai Lun invents hemp paper in China, 220 years after its actual appearance (see 100 BCE above).
130-200 Greek physician Galen prescribes medical cannabis.
200 First pharmacopoeia with the East lists medical marijuana. Chinese surgeon Hua T'o uses marijuana as a possible anesthetic.
300 A woman in Jerusalem receives medicinal marijuana during childbirth.
570 In france they queen Arnegunde is buried with hemp cloth.