Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:13 am
Yes well said...
Its good to read some more info on the dreaded sex drug.
Actually it's not a sex drug!
Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:56 pm
Cannabis Sativa has been farmed since the neo-lithic era in China, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Ancient Greece. The oldest finding of cannabis cloth was found in Katal Houjouk (Mesoptamia) dated at 8,000 bC.
It's historically suppose to have derived from Chinese and spread westward but no one knows how. It was bred in China for Hemp fiber and was bred for better hemp not better resin. The using of Cannabis resin as a psycho active drug was limited.
The Declaration of Independence was written on cannabis paper and so was the first Bible.
The Romans invaded Mesopotamia to exploit its vast hemp agriculture and controlled its market.
I don't wanna sound like I know it all but I am reading the history book of Cannabis. It states the Romans grew their own hemp and Mesopotamia did not have a vast hemp agriculture. 1100-1300 AD the Islamists viewed those who used Cannabis as outcasts from society.
Some of the best hemp is said to have come from Russia. Even the U.S. colonies imported their hemp from Russia even when they had their own production. In England the Crown required every farmer to plant 3/4 of an acre hemp for every 60 acres planted. The Dutch had a very large hemp industry. You can't label hemp a "Large Industry" until the time of transatlantic sailings. Obviously because of all the need for such fiber on ships and ropes. It is thought Thomas Jefferson grew hemp for it's fiber but ceased it because his nigs complained too much. He was waiting for machines. George Washington is thought to have grown it for it's Resin. He preferred Resin instead of alcohol and tobacco (Just like me )
All for the sake of financial interest and a so called war on drugs..
Cannabis Sativa was simply a huge antagonist and therefore a threat to the rising wood-pulp and petrolium industry.
I rest my case.
I disagree. You can't ignore the "Radical Christian" influence upon the war on drugs.