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One of the BIG reasons the United States banned marijuana is because it threatened timber and paper industries which generate lots of revenue, hemp is a free growing resource which means no money for the government.Now back in the 30's, USA ill-legalized marijuana because the plant can benefit many people with its fibers and potential to be made into useful things (ie,.Cannabis plants are believed to have evolved in Central Asia in the regions of Mongolia and southern Siberia. Archaeological evidence shows they wore hemp clothing, wove hemp, and produced hemp pottery.
Cannabis sativa plant ( Wikimedia Commons ) The cultivation of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, can be traced back at least 12,000 years, which places the plant among humanity's oldest cultivated crops.Seshat, the ancient Egyptian goddess of record-keeping and measurement. ( Wikimedia Commons ) Marijuana was introduced to the Middle East between 2000 B. The medical use of the plant in the middle east is recorded in 700 B. in the Venidad, an ancient Persian religious text purportedly written by Zoroaster.Manuscript Illustration of Hemp, Cauliflower, and Southernwood ( Wikimedia Commons ) The Scythians brought Cannabis to Europe from the Altai Mountains to Germany around 2,800 years ago.The Greeks make mention of it as a remedy for earache, edema, and inflammation in 200 B. From there marijuana went to Britain during the 5th century Anglo-Saxon invasions.
Cannabis sativa, as seen in the Grandes Heures of Anne of Bretagne, (1505-1508).What is the explanation for that irrational ban anyway?