Good reputation for Cannabis
10,000-year History of Marijuana used in the World
8,000+ BCE Use of hemp cord in pottery identified at ancient village site dating back to over 10,000 years, located in the area of modern day Taiwan. Finding hemp use and cultivation in this time frame puts becoming one of the first and oldest known human agriculture crops. As explained by Richard Hamilton inside the 2009 Scientific American article on sustainable agriculture "Modern humans emerged some 250,000 in years past, yet agriculture is a pretty recent invention, only about 10,000 years of age ... Agriculture isn't natural; it is a human invention. Additionally it is the premise of recent civilization." This time was also discussed by Carl Sagan in 1977 while he proposed the chance that marijuana could possibly have been world's first agricultural crop, resulting in the development of civilization itself (see 1977, below).
6,000 BCE Cannabis seeds and oil employed for food in China.
4,000 BCE Textiles made of hemp are widely-used in China and Turkestan.
2,737 BCE First recorded usage of 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 asia. It's used by medicinally and ritually as an offering to Shiva.
1,500 BCE Cannabis cultivated in China for food and fiber. Scythians cultivate cannabis and use it to weave fine hemp cloth.
700-600 BCE The Zoroastrian Zendavesta, an ancient Persian religious text of varied hundred volumes describes bhang as 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 they are buried with two small tents covering containers for burning incense. Attached to 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, what food was in Pazryk, northwest with the Tien Shan Mountains in modern-day Khazakstan. Hemp is introduced into Northern Europe by the Scythians. An urn containing leaves and seeds from the Cannabis plant, unearthed near Berlin, can be found and dated to around on this occasion. Using hemp products spread all through northern Europe.
430 BCE Herodotus reports for both ritual and recreation utilization of Cannabis through 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 hemp paper, invented in China.
100-0 BCE The psychotropic properties of Cannabis are mentioned from 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 just as one intoxicant.
70 Dioscorides, a doctor in Nero's army, lists medical marijuana in the Pharmacopoeia.
100 Imported hemp rope appears in England.
105 Legend suggests that Ts'ai Lun invents hemp paper in China, Two centuries after its actual appearance (see 100 BCE above).
130-200 Greek physician Galen prescribes medical marijuana.
200 First pharmacopoeia in the East lists medicinal marijuana. Chinese surgeon Hua T'o uses marijuana just as one anesthetic.
300 A new woman in Jerusalem receives medicinal marijuana during childbirth.
570 France queen Arnegunde is buried with hemp cloth.