Good reputation for Cannabis
10,000-year History of Marijuana utilization in the World
8,000+ BCE Use of hemp cord in pottery identified at ancient village site going back over 10,000 years, located in the division of modern day Taiwan. Finding hemp use and cultivation with this time frame puts becoming one of the first 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 in years past, yet agriculture is a reasonably recent invention, no more than 10,000 years ... Agriculture is not natural; it is just a human invention. Additionally it is the premise of modern civilization." This aspect has also been discussed by Carl Sagan in 1977 whilst proposed the chance that marijuana might 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 created from hemp are used in China and Turkestan.
2,737 BCE First recorded use of cannabis as medicine by Emperor Shen Neng of China.
2,000-800 BCE Bhang (dried cannabis leaves, seeds and stems) is mentioned inside the Hindu sacred text Atharvaveda (Science of Charms) as "Sacred Grass", one of the five sacred plants of India. It's utilized by medicinally and ritually being an offering to Shiva.
1,500 BCE Cannabis cultivated in China for food and fiber. Scythians cultivate cannabis and employ it to weave fine hemp cloth.
700-600 BCE The Zoroastrian Zendavesta, an ancient Persian religious text of countless hundred volumes describes bhang because "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 they are buried with two small tents covering containers for burning incense. Attached with one tent stick would be a decorated leather pouch containing wild Cannabis seeds. This closely matches the stories told by Herodotus. The gravesite, discovered within the late 1940s, was in Pazryk, northwest of the Tien Shan Mountains in modern-day Khazakstan. Hemp is introduced into Northern Europe by the Scythians. An urn containing leaves and seeds with the Cannabis plant, unearthed near Berlin, is found and dated to about this time. Using hemp products spread all through northern Europe.
430 BCE Herodotus reports on ritual and recreation utilization of Cannabis with 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 evidence of hemp paper, invented in China.
100-0 BCE The psychotropic properties of Cannabis are mentioned inside 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 All-natural History mentions hemp rope and marijuana's analgesic effects.
47-127 Plutarch mentions Thracians using cannabis as an intoxicant.
70 Dioscorides, a doctor in Nero's army, lists medicinal marijuana in their Pharmacopoeia.
100 Imported hemp rope appears in England.
105 Legend shows that 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 from the East lists medical marijuana. Chinese surgeon Hua T'o uses marijuana being an anesthetic.
300 A young woman in Jerusalem receives medicinal marijuana during childbirth.
570 French queen Arnegunde is buried with hemp cloth.