Marjuana: An abstract of its story
Marjuana has a numerous variety of species, hemp, the not psychoactive one, was used to make ropes, clothes and candles. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned an hemp far. It also says that Betsy Ross, the creator of the American flag, had made it with hemp.
In the ancient China, the plant, known as Ma, was used as food, fuel, clothing and medicine, date back to 6000 BC. The oldest reference existing related to medical Marjuana it’s in 2737 BC when the red emperor Shen Nung wrote a list of medicinal properties about different herbs, including the Ma, to relieve from different disease. By the year 2 AD, Hua Tuo is remembered for using Ma-yo (the female plant) and red wine as an anesthetic while doing painful surgeries.
A recent study of 5,000 marjuana smokers by UCSF and the University of Alabama showed that who smoked only marjuana had a greater lungs capacity and increased expiratory strength than those who never smoked. A 2005 UCLA document also shows that smoking weed can help prevent lung cancer. Unlike tobacco, which contain carcinogens, marjuana contains cannabinoids and TCH, which seems to discourage cancer.
The uses of the plant’s fiber are numerous. It can be transformed into rope, paper, textiles, cloths, consumed as food, and its seeds can be used as fuel. It’s good for the planet. A study of McGill University of California estimates that 1 1/2 to 1/2 3 minion acres of industrial hemp would take car of all our oil needs. Moreover, unlike tobacco, which destroys the soil after each harvest, marjuana plantation actually improves the quality of the ground.