Where Did Marijuana Come From, And How Did It Spread?


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Up until 2015 there was a ban on cannabis research so there will be much more information readily available soon. But where did this plant come from and how did it make its way into your house?

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White House Removes Obstacle To Medical Marijuana Research:

“Barack Obama’s administration on Monday took a step toward supporting research into the medical properties of marijuana, lifting bureaucratic requirements that long stifled scientific research.”

Richard E. Schultes, 86, Dies; Trailblazing Authority on Hallucinogenic Plants:

“In 1941, Dr. Schultes traveled to the Colombian Amazon, where he would spend most of his field research, and an area Spruce had studied. At first, Dr. Schultes concentrated on plants that produced curare.”

Marijuana’s History: How One Plant Spread Through the World:

“From the sites where prehistoric hunters and gatherers lived, to ancient China and Viking ships, cannabis has been used across the world for ages, and a new report presents the drug’s colorful history.”

Does Cannabidiol Protect Against Adverse Psychological Effects of THC?:

“The recreational use of cannabis can have persistent adverse effects on mental health. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis, and most, if not all, of the effects associated with the use of cannabis are caused by THC.”

Hemp: Plant:

“Hemp, plant of the genus Cannabis (family Cannabaceae) that is cultivated for its fibre (bast fibre) or its seeds, which contain about 30 percent oil and may be eaten.”

Industrial Hemp: A Win-Win For The Economy And The Environment:

“What has to occur is a change in the federal policy to essentially revise the definition of “marijuana” so that the term excludes industrial hemp, and then enact specified procedures and requirements relating to growing industrial hemp and those who cultivate industrial hemp.”

Chemical Ecology Of Cannabis:

“The production of cannabinoids and their associated terpenes in Cannabis is subject to environmental influences as well as hereditary determinants. Their biosynthesis occurs in specialized glands populating the surface of all aerial structures of the plant.”


“How to tell whether your horny plant is male, female or hermaphrodite. The flowering process for both males and females begins when plants are exposed to compete darkness for 12 or more continuous hours per day.”

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