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Marijuana: 9 Facts About Cannabis

#8. Marijuana is one of the world’s oldest crops

Marijuana is one of the world’s oldest crops

The cannabis plant is believed to be one of the oldest crops cultivated by humans. Records of its use date back over 6000 years. Early civilizations relied on hemp crops as a source of food, fibre, oil and paper. A Chinese medical reference as old as 2700 BC is usually cited as the first mention of medical use of marijuana. The Ancient Chinese used cannabis to treat constipation, malaria, rheumatic pain and female disorders. Consumption then spread to India and the Middle East, where Muslims used hashish. It eventually reached Europe around 500 BC. Source

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