Short History of Cannabis

Short History of Cannabis

An Accurate History of Cannabis from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.
Both Medicinal Marijuana and Recreational Cannabis were once widely used and legal. The past 100 years, they became mainly illegal. This will probably turn out to be a temporary phenomenon as legalisation increasingly is the norm. Enjoy this cannabis documentary.
2017 combined worldwide sales of cannabis products, legal and illegal, were over $200 billion a year, but where did it all begin? It goes back to neolithic Japan, about 10000 BC. Someone used it to start a fire, then realized it smelled kind of cool and it chilled everyone out. For Japan, it was spiritual. In China, it was useful, medicine, rope, soup, clothes from hemp and weapons. And bow strings were more powerful, perhaps it was the first time cannabis killed anyone. 2727 BC, Emperor Shen Nong father of Chinese medicine wrote the first fan letter to cannabis. He called it Ma. He died experimenting on himself. A thousand years later, Indians called it bhang, they smoked it. Egyptians drank it in tea. [inaudible 00:00:54] Inhaling was the preferred means of consumption worldwide. In 480BC, Herodotus saw the Scythian tribe said to be the most uncouth and savage in the Middle East inhaling the vapors of hemp, both as a ritual and for their own pleasurable recreation.
The first smoking pipes in Ethiopia around 1320 contained traces of cannabis. From 1545 the Spanish put the Ma into Manana and started growing huge tracts in Chile. It traveled North to Richmond, Virginia growing on the shores of the Potomac, spreading to what is now Washington DC. 1619, law was every plantation in Virginia had to grow cannabis, known as Indian hemp, mainly for rope but they smoked it as well. Pipe of peace, perceptions of cannabis began to change. It was becoming a threat to the power elite and Wash DC was the place America began to outlaw the drug, making it a prescription only medicine in 1906. By the 1920s laws were tightening, thanks to lobbying by the beer industry and Harry J Anslinger first head of the US Bureau of Narcotics. They called him Harry party pooper.
In slave labor colonies like India, Brazil, and Singapore, cannabis was labeled the shirker’s drug. Cocaine was promoted as the workers’ drug increasing stamina and concentration by as much as cannabis reduced it. Government funded movie, Reefer Madness showed how a single puff of weed drives men and women to wild psychosis. Cannabis regulation tightened and tightened. It was finally banned in 1937 in case it turned the nation’s youth into communists. Narcotics Bureau boss Harry Anslinger shore boosted the profits of the brewers and the paper barons. By the 1950s cannabis was heavily associated with jazz musicians. Then white people started visiting jazz clubs and the genie was out of the bottle. Perhaps that was the moment cannabis became a drug for rebels. It spread through the middle classes via the beatnik culture. World governments reacted in 1961 with a treaty to ban production and supply except for medicinal and research purposes.
Conscripts returning from the Vietnam war, shell shocked young men retreated to the hillsides of Northern California where they could smoke pot in peace and also grow it in peace, some of them went psychotic. Whether a result of the war or the cannabis is hard to prove. In 1971, Richard Nixon combined the two when he coined the war on drugs. It was a great excuse to tool up for a global war against the generation of super rich dealers who are still with us. While the US was destroying cannabis crops, a new era was dawning. In 1976 the Dutch government de-criminalized, which was great for dealers. Cannabis was legal to possess, but it illegal to sell. Perfect.
In 2001 Portugal adopted the Dutch policy. The same year, Canada became the first country to legalize medical marijuana. A dozen US states followed including California and by 2015 Wash DC made it legal to use but not to sell. That was good news for the guys with Uzis. By 2020 medical marijuana sales are forecast to be $17 billion a year in the USA alone and the illegal sales at about 40 billion since legal by then, which is also possible. 2015 Uruguay became the first country to legalize recreational marijuana. June 2018 cannabis infused beverages are overtaking wine sales in Oregon. Americans rejoiced when the FDA approved Epidiolex for treating epilepsy. In the UK sufferers begged for the same cannabinoids. October 2018 Canada legalized recreational use joining nine US states and Washington DC.
Looks like prohibition will turn out to be a temporary phenomenon. Researchers say there are many more medical benefits to uncover. It will be a trillion dollar industry once it’s legal everywhere to inhale the vapors.


  1. nova vargas on May 26, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Bruh Im so high rn on Alien OG

  2. Elias on May 26, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Cannabis kills

  3. C Trey on May 26, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Who was the 1st weed smoker I bet a whole pound no knows

  4. Jigsaw on May 26, 2022 at 12:33 am

    I wonder what their "slang" terms for it were?

  5. PBJ on May 26, 2022 at 12:33 am

    The hemp bow context at the beginning “that might have been the first time hemp killed anyone” 😂

  6. Hat Trick on May 26, 2022 at 12:34 am

    This mf a prophet or something?

  7. Poodleinacan on May 26, 2022 at 12:35 am

    The Vietnam vet shooter thing… The guy probably ingested the weed.
    Edibles can be more potent. Sometimes, your brain can even got lost in reliving past events and you can’t stop it from happening. It becomes a sort of unconscious thought process happening at the same time as your regular ones.
    Yup, that has happened to me. Thankfully, wether reliving distant past memories or creating false ones, they weren’t traumatic.

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  9. Liam Petersen on May 26, 2022 at 12:36 am

    South africa made dagga(weed) legal in 2017

  10. TUPAC IS BACK on May 26, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Thanks man ❤️

  11. one box entertainment TV show on May 26, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Up up up u def

  12. h6te on May 26, 2022 at 12:39 am

    i’m so high

  13. Ordoabchaos on May 26, 2022 at 12:40 am

    1906 – prescription only marajuana but children may have cocaine for toothaches

  14. Xboxboy on May 26, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Amazing with

  15. Eye Gotcha on May 26, 2022 at 12:41 am

    When I was a teenager, we would get very high, then go to the movie theater and laugh our asses off at the ridiculousness of “Reefer Madness”.

  16. WildBtc on May 26, 2022 at 12:43 am

    That was a solid video I must say.

  17. Rusty Flying Lion on May 26, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Well done my friend.

  18. Hung over on May 26, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Great for dealers yeah 🤣🤣🤣

  19. Crypto Journey on May 26, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Our founding fathers were into finding dank genetics it’s in their harvest notes

  20. dezmo 125 on May 26, 2022 at 12:49 am

    It’s fun watching this high

  21. Bryzkie on May 26, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Please help to fully legalize it in the phillipines. please!

  22. Dan Motchell on May 26, 2022 at 12:53 am

    This plant saved my life.

  23. super smilez on May 26, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Still illegal because of ignorance.

  24. Jeb on May 26, 2022 at 12:58 am

    To innhale vapours, you might be onto something because i like the beastie boys cant stand crap so why am i smoking a bong trying to meditate and eating a cup of my own farts at the sametime? I guess i must be one of those messed up eggplants that went crazy.

  25. Jabez Fils-aime on May 26, 2022 at 12:58 am

    I would have payed to be there to witness how they first reacted to it ,I think I’d be laughing at them for the whole day 💀🤣

  26. crackman420 on May 26, 2022 at 1:00 am

    This video is insanely underrated

  27. Pashtun on May 26, 2022 at 1:00 am

    It was born in Afghanistan.

  28. TheBat 580 on May 26, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Hopefully legalized they need to stop fuckin around with it

  29. Pangaea on May 26, 2022 at 1:01 am

    interesting… thank you for your information

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    My mom used to smoke some shit called “Columbian gold”

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  32. Sage Walsh Smith on May 26, 2022 at 1:01 am

    The thumbnail is an opium den, nothing to do with weed.

  33. Eat Fresh Food poultry on May 26, 2022 at 1:02 am

    People’s became psycho taking marijuana… U.N and WHO should ban this and destroy bites from the whole world

  34. anonymous mc on May 26, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Yes your government lied to you…..

  35. Ol'Smokey on May 26, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I prefer processed weed myself. Black Afghani hash. Thanks

  36. Gabriela Card on May 26, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Been smoking it for 14 years now and I grow my own since it became federally legal here in Canada 🇨🇦 and I just burst out laughing at the part where it was said you will be become a communist if you smoke it 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️.

  37. Pashtun on May 26, 2022 at 1:05 am

    It was born in Afghanistan.

  38. Anh-Tu Phuc-Hoang / Derrick. on May 26, 2022 at 1:06 am

    American NGOs do more work abroad…than in America.

  39. THE PLUG on May 26, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Yeah china really went creative on the weed too

  40. Mr. Nuke on May 26, 2022 at 1:07 am

    2021 and kansas still hasn’t legalized weed, shame since i still have to go through dealers n shit

  41. 420 on May 26, 2022 at 1:07 am

    They needa legalize it in the Middle East

  42. AR Davinchi on May 26, 2022 at 1:08 am

    A lie

  43. Huh? on May 26, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Including California… we started this started this medical ish, and this the MF thanks we get?

  44. Dillon Stone on May 26, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Def not legal in North Carolina

  45. El Pablo on May 26, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Israelites in the Americans before 1492

  46. Nick Rosen on May 26, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Not legla where I am ….yet

  47. C Trey on May 26, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Bhang should be a strain why didn’t you put waka flocka in the background or some shit 🤣😂😅

  48. Logan H on May 26, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Great info

  49. sjtv on May 26, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Great video.

  50. versacee on May 26, 2022 at 1:21 am

    so your telling me OG president effing washngton smoked a joint while writing the declaration of independece ??? DAAMMMn thats some OG shit right there…