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For thousands of years, humans have had a complex and evolving relationship with the cannabis plant. Archaeological evidence suggests that cannabis was used in Asia as early as 5000 BCE for food, fiber, and medicine. Though evidence dates cannabis use to 5,000 BCE, many specialists believe that cannabis use really began around 10,000 BCE when agriculture was first discovered in the Old World, while others believe the relationship between humanity and cannabis to be at least 12,000 years old.

..As humans continued to explore the potential of the cannabis plant, they discovered its psychoactive properties. The plant then spread to other parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and eventually the Americas. Cannabis was used for recreational purposes in many cultures, including in ancient Greece and Rome. In some cultures, cannabis was used as an aid to meditation and spiritual practices.

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Understanding Cannabis and the
Endocannabinoid System

the endocannabinoid system is an essential component of our body's natural regulatory system. It is a complex network of receptors and compounds that plays a critical role in maintaining homeostasis in the body. It is also responsible for regulating various physiological processes such as pain sensation, mood, appetite, and immune response. Cannabis is full of cannabinoids, and thus  provides therapeutic benefits.

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Ancient Hebrew & Cannabis: The Old Testament

Within the Bible, there has been a misinterpretation of the word "kaneh-bosm" (meaning Cannabis) as "calamus," which refers to a marsh plant lacking significant economic worth and does not possess the qualities or value attributed to "kaneh-bosm." There are many references to the sacred plant within the text of the original Old Testament. This translating mistake originated in the third century BC with the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, and persisted in numerous subsequent translations. Much context within the scriptures gain meaning and foundational structure when kaneh-bosm is translated correctly.

Approximately half a century ago, two altars positioned near the entrance of the sacred space known as the "Holy of Holies" within the Judahite shrine were unearthed through excavation. Recently, an examination of the substances present on the altars' surfaces revealed traces indicating the combustion of marijuana at the location.

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Anceint Egypt & Cannabis: Ancient Egyptian God, Shu of Egypt

Ancient Egypt is a civilization that is renowned for its remarkable achievements in fields ranging from architecture to astronomy. However, there is another aspect of this ancient culture that is not widely known but is no less fascinating - the use of cannabis. Cannabis has a long history of use in human societies, and ancient Egypt was no exception. What makes this relationship even more intriguing is its connection to one of the most important gods in the Egyptian pantheon - Shu. In this article, we will explore the relationship between cannabis and Shu, and how it played a significant role in ancient Egyptian culture and potentially their spirituality.

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Native Americans & Cannabis: A Healing and Spiritual Guide

Native American Cultures: Several Native American tribes in North America used cannabis for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. For example, the Iroquois and Ojibwa tribes used cannabis preparations for pain relief and other medicinal uses.

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Hinduism & Cannabis: Exploring the Sacred Herb

Cannabis, a plant with a rich history spanning thousands of years, has intriguing connections to various cultures and religions. One such intriguing relationship exists between cannabis and Hinduism, where the herb plays a unique role in certain practices and celebrations. Join us on a journey to explore the intertwined paths of cannabis and Hinduism, delving into ancient texts, spiritual traditions, and festive celebrations.

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Taiwan & Cannabis: Ancient Taiwan's Medicinal and Ritualistic Practices

There is evidence to suggest that cannabis was used in ancient Taiwan for both medicinal and ritualistic purposes. The earliest known record of cannabis use in Taiwan dates back to the Neolithic era, where archaeologists have found artifacts containing cannabis seeds and fibers.

During the Qing Dynasty, which ruled Taiwan from 1683 to 1895, cannabis was widely cultivated for its fibers, which were used to make textiles, paper, and other goods. Additionally, cannabis was used as a medicinal herb to treat a variety of ailments, including pain, nausea, and insomnia. Cannabis was also used in traditional religious ceremonies, where it was believed to have spiritual and healing properties. Today, the use of cannabis in Taiwan is illegal, but the plant continues to have cultural significance, particularly among some indigenous communities who have long-standing relationships with the plant.

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Scythians & Cannabis: Wide Cultivation of Cannabis

The Scythians have a significant historical association with cannabis. Throughout ancient times, the Scythian nomadic tribes, known for their military prowess and equestrian skills, were closely connected with the cultivation, use, and cultural significance of cannabis.

Historical accounts and archaeological evidence suggest that the Scythians not only cultivated cannabis but also utilized it for various purposes. They primarily used the plant for its psychoactive properties, employing it in religious and ceremonial rituals as well as for recreational consumption.

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Africa & Cannabis: Unveiling the Green Connection

From the ancient civilizations of Egypt to the vibrant cultures of West Africa, cannabis has a deep-rooted relationship with the diverse continent of Africa. Join us on a captivating journey as we explore the intriguing and multifaceted connections between cannabis and Africa, uncovering its historical significance, cultural practices, and modern-day implications.

African traditional medicine incorporates cannabis as a medicinal plant. Indigenous healers and herbalists across the continent have utilized cannabis for its potential therapeutic benefits..

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The U.S.A & Cannabis: The Taxing Need of Profit

I became more invested in the cannabis movement when I was connected to doctors and scientists who had been studying the endocannabinoid system and sharing their findings on a group website. Their studies, along with complete websites containing their findings would consistently and mysteriously disappear from existence. Even with a good idea of why there was manipulation limiting the access to peer reviewed information, what could one do?

Meetings and information that were breaking edge at this point in time were often discussed in-person due to the challenges of communication that this scenario presented.

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How War Erases History of Sacred Plant Medicines and Artifacts

Throughout history, wars have been a constant source of destruction and devastation. They have led to the loss of countless lives, the displacement of entire populations, and the destruction of cities and civilizations. However, one of the lesser-known consequences of war is the erasure of history, particularly the history of sacred medicines and artifacts.

 

Sacred medicines and artifacts are an integral part of many cultures and religions. They are often used in religious ceremonies and rituals and are considered to be imbued with spiritual power and significance. However, during times of war, these sacred objects are often targeted and destroyed, leading to the loss of important cultural and religious heritage.

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