Cannabis: The Origins and Its Use over Time

Marijuana has been in the news for quite a while, which has made many people wonder why there is so much controversy around this drug. It started with researchers wanting people to benefit from the plant as ancient civilizations did. Nowadays, it’s being used for political agendas, business, and other reasons. To get a better[…]

The Mysterious History of ‘Marijuana’ in the United States

Throughout the 19th century, news reports and medical journal articles almost always use the plant’s formal name, cannabis. By Matt Thompson Introduction Marijuana has been intertwined with race and ethnicity in America since well before the word “marijuana” was coined. The drug, my colleague Gene Demby recently wrote, has a disturbing case of multiple personality[…]

Early Evidence of Cannabis Smoking Found on Chinese Artifacts

The findings are some of the earliest evidence of cannabis used as a drug. People have been smoking pot to get high for at least 2,500 years. Chinese archaeologists found signs of that when they studied the char on a set of wooden bowls from an ancient cemetery in western China. The findings are some[…]