Cannabis History- A Marijuana Timeline: The Long Journey from East to West

Today’s episode of cannabis history covers the historical timeline of marijuana, and focuses on the journey it made from the ancient steppes of Russia all the way to the United States of America. We discuss how vicious barbarians were possibly the biggest player in cannabis’ spread, and how our current view of marijuana in the Americas may be flawed.

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Cannabis History- Ancient Marijuana in the Far East, with Pat Kohlhagen

Ancient China and India have a long, rich history of cannabis use. On this episode, I sit down with Patrick Kohlhagen to discuss the very origins of the marijuana plant, and how the Chinese were the pioneers of some of the most important facets of humanity- including natural medicine. We then travel to India, where we learn about the cannabis beverage bhang, and how the god Shiva loved to drink it during meditation. We then actually try some of this ancient beverage on air, as it was surprisingly delicious.

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Cannabis History – Stoned Vikings and Weed Smoking Barbarians

Today I sit down solo for another episode of Cannabis History- about two ancient weed smoking people- Norsemen of the Viking Age, and the ancient nomads called the Scythians. The Vikings threw a yearly festival full of sex, booze, and weed. The Scythians surrounded themselves with cannabis smoke, instead of bathing. Archaeologists find 2500 year old solid gold bongs.

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