From ancient Egyptians, to Vikings, and into the modern day, humans have consumed cannabis to get high and as medicine since at least 500 B.C. One plant has traveled throughout the world with quite a fight as lawmakers try to prevent their citizens from roaming freely with cannabis. Now, that is changing. Here is a look into the history of cannabis and the roadblocks it … [Read more...] about The History of Cannabis: a Timeline of one Plant Throughout the Years
Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is a country known for its tropical tourist destinations. But what lies behind the tourism industry is the conflicted and controversial argument on cannabis. The Transnational Institute (TNI) reported that despite the high prevalence of cannabis use, pro-cannabis policies do not exist, reflecting strong anti-drug beliefs. Due … [Read more...] about Cannabis in a Conservative Country: The History and Politics of Cannabis in Indonesia
As diversity continues to lack within the cannabis industry, the Emerald is in search of ways to not only promote minority-run businesses, but further educate our readers on racism within the history of the plant we all know and love. This time, we’re delving into the origins of the word “marijuana,” and why some industry advocates are pushing to use the term “cannabis” … [Read more...] about Marijuana vs. Cannabis: Why Your Language Matters
You might see a meme floating around from time-to-time about 10,000 Americans dying during alcohol prohibition “killed by the government” via poisoned alcohol. Though Snopes disproved some of these claims, they also confirmed that drinking industrial alcohol was responsible for deaths of many would-be revelers during the dry-ish years of prohibition. According to Time, “ On … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Perhaps Prohibition Problems are Repeating Themselves
Just this week, The New Scientist published some of the coolest new info on the genesis of cannabis. The latest speculation is that as suspected, cannabis could have grown into the psychoactive wonder plant it is today during its prehistoric time on the Tibetan Plateau. This brings the plant in close proximity with early humans the Denisovans, who are now extinct, but coexisted … [Read more...] about Did The Denisovans Love Weed?