A description of the uses of marijuana cannabis sativa in different cultures

Modern cannabis culture

Hemp was grown under the French regime, and was the first crop to be subsidized by the government. Usobiaga, A. Further, the LRCC report recommends that specific exemptions be granted to individual religions to avoid the uncertainty and litigation inherent in a general broadly worded exemption. In particular two systems are reviewed, i. However, the recent acceptance of marijuana use for medical purposes in Canada does suggest that Canadians are becoming more open-minded to certain valid uses for marijuana. Lacerda A. Cannabis has become more closely linked to youth culture and the age of initiation is usually lower than for other drugs. It was used in cases involving menstrual fatigue, gout, rheumatism, malaria, constipation, and absentmindedness, and to anaesthetize patients during surgical operations.

The first physician to introduce cannabis to Western medicine was W. The Sumerians believed that the daily worship of their personal deity assisted them in earning a living and being courageous in battle.

History of medical marijuanas

Ganja became a predominant symbol in the Rastafarian movement and its use became a religious sacrament. However, its optimum resin-producing environment is in very hot climates where cannabis protects itself from death by producing as much resin as is needed in order to trap in water. And although marijuana use in both the United States and Canada had moved from primarily lower class use to use across a spectrum of societies, the non-using population continued to forcefully object to marijuana use because of the lifestyle they associated with it. Where they are alluded to at all, it is in cryptic, subtle, witty and allegorical terms. Some believe its origins were in central Asia. But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath; wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand and dipped it in an honey-comb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened. Before continuing with further cultural uses of psychoactive cannabis, a description of the climatic growing conditions and the potency levels of psychoactive cannabis is given in order to emphasize that environmental conditions play a significant part in the cultural use of the cannabis plant. Compounds which are structurally similar to THC are referred to as cannabinoids. Others however, believe that because of its extensive medical and agricultural documentation in ancient Chinese literature, the cannabis plant actually originated in China. They see the use of cannabis as bringing them closer to God Jah , allowing the user to penetrate the truth of things more clearly. In Indian folk medicine, hemp boughs were thrown into fires in order to overcome evil forces. Ultimately, prospects on the benefits linked to the use of the -omics technologies, such as metabolomics and transcriptomics to speed up the identification and the large-scale production of lead agents from bioengineered Cannabis cell culture, are presented. Lacerda A. She took some cannabis flower tops out of an intricately carved box then rolled it in handmade corn paper.

Cannabis indica grows to three or four feet in height, is densely branched, shaped like a pyramid and yields higher quantities of intoxicating resin. In the summertime, they roamed across the country as hitchhiking transients.

This fast-growing plant has recently seen a resurgence of interest because of its multi-purpose applications: it is indeed a treasure trove of phytochemicals and a rich source of both cellulosic and woody fibers.

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Sex could also be another category since traditionally, the female ganja smoker was rare and considered disreputable.

Recreational Weed An ancient Greek historian named Herodotus described the Scythians—a large group of Iranian nomads in Central Asia—inhaling the smoke from smoldering cannabis seeds and flowers to get high. Therefore until this time, contact with cultures that may have used cannabis for purposes other than industrial or medical purposes, was limited.

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More research is needed on the basic neuropharmacology of THC and other cannabinoids so that better therapeutic agents can be found. However, by the 8th century A. In addition, ganja provides immediate bursts of energy. The past 40 years have seen several different, and fast-paced social developments of psychoactive cannabis users in Canada. Opium is an Euphorica, a sedative of mental activity. The pilgrims also planted hemp soon after its introduction, and used it to cover their wagons. Its rise in popularity corresponded with the spread of Islam in the region. Internationally, cannabis began to be controlled in by the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, , requiring states to adopt the necessary legislative and regulatory measures in order to limit the production, distribution and use of prohibited substances to medical and scientific purposes. Rudenko in , who discovered that marijuana was also used by the Scythians in everyday life. Many popular musicians, not constrained to any drug-culture specific genre, are known to have taken cannabis purposely as inspiration for their works. Hemp was grown under the French regime, and was the first crop to be subsidized by the government. Short-term effects can include euphoria or other mood changes, heightened sensory perception and increased appetite. Recreational Weed An ancient Greek historian named Herodotus described the Scythians—a large group of Iranian nomads in Central Asia—inhaling the smoke from smoldering cannabis seeds and flowers to get high. On the Hindu and Sikh festival of colors called Holi , it is a customary addition to some intoxicating drinks.

However, the recent acceptance of marijuana use for medical purposes in Canada does suggest that Canadians are becoming more open-minded to certain valid uses for marijuana. Ganja Socialization in the Home and Use Primarily by Males in Lower-Class Working Families Through the ingestion of teas and tonics in herbal remedies, all young children in lower-class working families in Jamaica have at one time or another been exposed to ganja.

Caldwell was sentenced to four years of hard labor. This non-adoption of cannabis as a hallucinogen can be explained on a cultural basis.

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These theories are often challenged as being quite obscure with no clear history.

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