10,000-year History of Marijuana used in the globe

8,000+ BCE Using hemp cord in pottery identified at ancient village site dating back to over 10,000 years, based in the area of contemporary Taiwan. Finding hemp use and cultivation with this time frame puts it as among the first and oldest known human agriculture crops. As explained by Richard Hamilton from the 2009 Scientific American article on sustainable agriculture "Modern humans emerged some 250,000 in the past, yet agriculture is a pretty recent invention, only about 10,000 yrs . old … Agriculture just isn't natural; it is a human invention. It is usually the premise of modern civilization." This aspect seemed to be touched on by Carl Sagan in 1977 whilst proposed the possibility that marijuana could possibly have already been world's first agricultural crop, ultimately causing the roll-out of civilization itself (see 1977, below).
6,000 BCE Cannabis seeds and oil utilized for food in China.
4,000 BCE Textiles created from hemp are employed in China and Turkestan.

2,737 BCE First recorded using cannabis as medicine by Emperor Shen Neng of China.

2,000-800 BCE Bhang (dried cannabis leaves, seeds and stems) is mentioned inside the Hindu sacred text Atharvaveda (Science of Charms) as "Sacred Grass", one of several five sacred plants of India. It's employed by medicinally and ritually as a possible offering to Shiva.
1,500 BCE Cannabis cultivated in China for food and fiber. Scythians cultivate cannabis and utilize it to weave fine hemp cloth.


700-600 BCE The Zoroastrian Zendavesta, an ancient Persian religious text of varied hundred volumes describes bhang because "good narcotic."
600 BCE Hemp rope appears in southern Russia.
700-300 BCE Scythian tribes leave Cannabis seeds as offerings in royal tombs.
500 BCE Scythian couple die and so are buried with two small tents covering containers for burning incense. Attached with one tent stick was obviously a decorated leather pouch containing wild Cannabis seeds. This closely matches the stories told by Herodotus. The gravesite, discovered in the late 1940s, was at Pazryk, northwest from the Tien Shan Mountains in modern-day Khazakstan. Hemp is introduced into Northern Europe from the Scythians. An urn containing leaves and seeds of the Cannabis plant, unearthed near Berlin, is available and dated about now. Usage of hemp products spread all through northern Europe.
430 BCE Herodotus reports on ritual and recreation utilization of Cannabis by the Scythians (Herodotus The Histories 430 B.C. trans. G. Rawlinson).
200 BCE Hemp rope appears in Greece. Chinese Book of Rites mentions hemp fabric.
100 BCE First proof of hemp paper, invented in China.
100-0 BCE The psychotropic properties of Cannabis are mentioned inside the newly compiled herbal Pen Ts'ao Ching.
0-100 CE Construction of Samaritan gold and glass paste stash box for storing hashish, coriander, or salt, buried in Siberian tomb.
23-79 Pliny the Elder's Natural History mentions hemp rope and marijuana's analgesic effects.
47-127 Plutarch mentions Thracians using cannabis being an intoxicant.
70 Dioscorides, a health care provider in Nero's army, lists medical marijuana in his Pharmacopoeia.
100 Imported hemp rope appears in England.
105 Legend shows that Ts'ai Lun invents hemp paper in China, 200 years after its actual appearance (see 100 BCE above).
130-200 Greek physician Galen prescribes medicinal marijuana.
200 First pharmacopoeia with the East lists medical marijuana. Chinese surgeon Hua T'o uses marijuana as an anesthetic.
300 A young woman in Jerusalem receives medical cannabis during childbirth.
570 The French queen Arnegunde is buried with hemp cloth.