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A brief history of marijuana

The use of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes is not new. People started using weed so many years ago documented as far back as 12,000 years ago. Thus, one of the earliest cultivated crops is weed. Kush originated from China. However, pot reportedly served medicinally in the year 4,000 BC as an anesthetic during surgery . Records from 1,000 B.C. in India praise it for reducing anxiety. By medieval times, cannabis reached Europe; German records indicated it’s use for toothaches and for relieving pain during childbirth.

Cannabis was widely used in the U.S. for centuries, where it was considered a useful drug for the treatment of numerous afflictions. However, it remained part of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia until 1941. Marijuana criminalization occurred in the early 20th century. This wasn’t because of any evidence of risk to public health or safety. However, it was as a result of racial prejudice against an influx of immigrants arriving from Mexico who were using kush or cannabis.

How strong is today’s weed ?

Marijuana is the same every year. However, the THC level varies due to the large number of  pot varieties. THC is the main psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis.Interestingly, marijuana is stronger in areas where it is illegal . This is because both consumers and producers prefer higher potency to compensate the risk they take. In areas where weed is legal, we see a wider variety of potencies. We see marijuana with virtually no traces of THC, but high in cannabidiol (CBD) . CBD is therapeutic, but not psychoactive.

Different methods of ingestion also impact the strength of marijuana. Marijuana-infused edibles, for example, can have a stronger intoxicating effect and last longer than smoking. It’s important to regulate dosage and remember that it can take up to one hour before a marijuana edible takes effect.

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