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How cannabis spread around the world

How cannabis spread around the world 

There can be little doubt that, today, cannabis is a major talking point throughout many societies around the world, and legal or not, it is used by individuals in the majority of countries across the globe.

The medical and recreational use of marijuana is nothing new – its history goes back tens of thousands of years. But how did cannabis go from standard plant to a much-used recreational drug? How did it spread around the world and establish itself as the controversial substance it is today? And when did it become banned in much of the world?

Mon
21
Sep

7 Interesting Marijuana Facts From History

Marijuana, weed, bud, herb, spliffs, ganja, wacky tobaccy — whatever you call your friendly neighborhood cannabis, it's actually got a stranger and longer history than you likely knew.

Wed
16
Sep

10 milestones in the history of medicinal cannabis

The history of medical cannabis is long and turbulent, encompassing almost every corner of the globe and spanning over 6,000 years. Here, we set out what we believe are the most significant milestones on the long march to gain recognition of cannabis as a powerful, effective, and safe medicine.

Publication of the Sanskrit Ayurvedic texts

Unlike the dates of many early Chinese texts, the Ancient Indians were fairly proactive when it came to dating their historical records, and as a result modern scholars are fairly confident that the first known references to cannabis appear in the Atharvaveda, written in around 1,400 BCE.

Wed
26
Aug

Miners Are Trying to Strike It Rich with Food and Weed Instead of Ore

This week, the international stock markets may be giving business people and investors palpitations, but the commodities markets worldwide have been down in the dumps for a long time. So-called “junior miners”—those who explore for metals like copper, gold, and iron ore—are largely out of work. Traders and investors in commodities are looking elsewhere to make a buck, and this problem can be seen worldwide, from Canada to Australia and everywhere in between.

So what are miners and those who deal and trade in metals to do?

Wed
19
Aug

History of Marijuana in 4 Minutes and 20 Seconds

The History of Marijuana in 4:20 by 4TT--a brand new YouTube network covering news, music, culture, and sports -- all in a pot friendly way.

 

Tue
18
Aug

The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

It's capable of causing serious harm to its users and those around them.

Fri
24
Jul

How the stock downturn has hit the lives of Chinese investors, not just their wallets

ONG KONG: Farmers turned village community centers into makeshift trading floors. Young workers quit low-paying jobs to play the market full time. Retirees started investment clubs, counseling one another on stock picks.

China fell under the spell of the stock market over the last year, as millions of factory owners, university students, wheat growers and other investors jumped at a chance to strike it rich.

"When we eat breakfast, we think of the stock market. When we sleep, we see flashing red and green screens," said Elizabeth Xu, 37, a customer service supervisor at an electronics company in Shanghai, who invested $2,500 last fall. "This is our new sport."

Fri
17
Jul

Women entrepreneurs 'the largest emerging market in the world'

Women could create millions of jobs if the companies they founded grew at the same pace as men's.

Tapping into this huge economic resource was the subject of a conference in Berlin, where attendees discussed what barriers women face around the world and what could be done to overcome them.

If women’s businesses flourished at the same rate as men’s, they would spark 15 million jobs in the United States, 74 million jobs in China, and 1.9 million jobs in France, according to the Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard, which is research sponsored by Dell that crunches data from groups such as the World Bank and the United Nations.

Thu
16
Jul

How we could harness medical marijuana for pain relief without the side effects

Experts and society are divided on the benefits and subsequent legalisation of medical marijuana.

In North America alone there is deep division with half the statesand Canada legalising medical marijuana while the other half refuses. In the UK it is not legal to use medical marijuana, but ironically the UK is home to the most successful cannabis extract company in GW Pharmaceuticals, who have a product on the market that includes a mixture of cannabis extracts.  The success of the company and for the patients it treats strongly suggests the issue might need to be revisited, and at least more research performed on exploiting the possibilities.

Tue
14
Jul

Prices of Vices: How Much Will $20 U.S. Dollars Buy You Across the World, In Drugs?

Note the wide disparity of drug prices across the countries surveyed.

With the recent turn of economic events in Greece and China, it has become ever more apparent that we live in increasingly globalized world in which economies are inextricably linked.

This begged the question; are national drug economies linked in a similar manner?

In this informative video, BuzzFeed shows you how much coffee, cannabis, cigarettes, cocaine, whiskey, and heroin can you buy for $20 U.S. dollars around the world.

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