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Most of us use marijuana for one thing and one thing only, and that would be to achieve the best high possible. However, whether it was the Ancients or modern day medical experts, it seems as if others have been using the plant for centuries, prior to the recent discovery of its various health benefits. With that said, here’s 7 things that you probably didn’t know about the history of marijuana.

 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Marijuana

7 Things You Didn't Know About Marijuana

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Between affiliation with American Presidents, to usage as car fuel, and even being declared as sacred, you'd be surprised at how rich the history of this infamous plant is. Who would have thunk? 

  • 1. A Presidential Favourite

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp as their primary and secondary crops. Now that's a presidential confirmation right there.

  • 2. A Treatment for Various Ailments

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Although many people are aware of the medicinal properties of hemp today, the Ancients have been using the plant to dress, treat, and manage ailments for thousands of years.

  • 3. A Hefty Prison Sentence

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    In 1972, Don Crowe, a 25 year old war veteran, landed a 50 year prison sentence for selling 1 ounce of marijuana to an undercover cop. It was one of the heftiest sentences to date.

  • 4. The Sacred Plant

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Cannabis is considered one of the 5 sacred plants of India and is even referred to as the "Sacred Grass" in the ancient Hindu text, Arthava-Veda.

  • 5. Model Hemp

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Everyone knows of Henry Ford's "Model T." However, what not a lot of people know is that Ford's first Model T, built in 1908, was created with hemp plastic and ran on hemp ethanol. 

  • 6. Hemp as a Sacred Offering

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Long before any of us were born, the Scythian Tribes already cultivated cannabis for weaving purposes. The seeds were then left as a sacred offering in royal tombs.

  • 7. Hemp as Fabric

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Although hemp is most commonly smoked and more recently, consumed, did you know that one of the first fabrics known to man was woven from dried hemp weeds between 7000-8000 BCE?

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