In this section you can see a brief overview of the history of cannabis, its first traces, uses, as well as its influences in the world. You will then find links to the legend behind the most legendary cannabis strains and their creators. 

History of cannabis

The origin of cannabis is a hotly debated and speculated topic. Some experts believe it originated in Central Asia, while others argue that it originated in the Indian subcontinent. In any case, evidence of cannabis use dates back thousands of years, with its earliest known use in China in 5000 BC. The earliest archaeological evidence of cannabis was found in a tomb in China dating back to 3000 BC. The plant was used for medicinal and religious purposes in ancient societies, and the ancient Egyptians and Greeks used cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Early uses of cannabis

Cannabis, in many cultures, was part of life in various forms throughout the ancient world. It was used for medicinal purposes in India, China and Egypt, where it was used to treat conditions such as earaches and inflammation. The ancient Egyptians also used the sacred plant in religious ceremonies and rituals. In ancient Greece, cannabis was used as an anaesthetic and for gastrointestinal ailments.

Spread of cannabis in Europe

Cannabis spread across Europe during the medieval period, probably via trade routes. It was used in a variety of ways, including medical and recreational use. During the Renaissance, cannabis was used by European royalty for medical purposes, and eventually spread to the United States in the late 18th century.

Cannabis in America

Cannabis was introduced to the Americas by the Spanish in the early 19th century. At first, it was grown for fibre and used as a medicinal plant, but eventually it was also used for recreational purposes. In the early 20th century, Mexican immigrants brought cannabis to the United States, where it became popular with jazz musicians and other artists.

Cannabis in the 20th century

By the mid-20th century, cannabis had become popular in the United States, being consumed by musicians, artists, and other counterculture figures. This popularity led to its criminalization in the 1930s and to its classification by the US government as a Schedule 1 drug. In the 1960s, cannabis use became more and more widespread, popularized by hippies and other youth culture figures.

Cannabis in medicine

In recent years, cannabis has gained recognition as a potential medical treatment. Several studies have found that cannabis can be an effective treatment for various medical conditions, such as chronic pain, epilepsy, glaucoma and multiple sclerosis. In addition, cannabis has been used to treat mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression.

Legalization of cannabis

In recent years, cannabis has become increasingly accepted in many parts of the world. Many countries have legalized it recreationally, while many others have decriminalized or legalized it for medical use. 

The most legendary cannabis strains

The most legendary cannabis strains are those that have been cultivated for many years and have developed a reputation for their taste, aroma and effect. These strains are also notable for the number of times they have won awards of the highest calibre and the spread they have had, being the basis for new and successful creations.

Mythical characters in the creation of cannabis strains

Mythical characters in the creation of cannabis strains are those who have contributed in some way to the creation and development of new cannabis strains. These include: