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The hemp plant which is known by many names most commonly referred to as marijuana , which has Hispanic origins, has been making the headlines all over the place, but this plant has been around for thousands of years and is found in nearly every country in the world. Learn more about the Cannabis Sativa plant.
The first recorded use of ganja was over 4700 years ago in China and in 2008 there was a Chinese tomb discovered with 789 grams of marijuana that was 2700 years old. The hemp plant is found all over the world with each country viewing and using this plant in many forms with varying laws. For example marijuana has been legal in the state of Alaska since 1975 for personal use while it has been legal in almost all lower study States the whole time it has been legal in Alaska leaving about a 40 year gap between Alaska and other United States to allow a weed shop like the Recreational Marijuana.
In the Netherlands there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring your recreational drugs to test to make sure they are safe, weed being one of them, while in India this plant is celebrated once a year with a festival and parade where all of the people including children drink a hemp shake. In North Korea Mary Jane is not classified as a drug whatsoever while Uruguay became the first country in the world in 2013 to make the growing selling and consumption of marijuana completely legal, almost the same legalization in the USA like the cannabis dispensary in Tacoma, WA.
This plant has many benefits and can be useful in so many ways, no wonder it has been used for thousands of years and across the globe. Although the hemp plant has been used for clothing, rope and paper, the flowering parts of the plant have an unknown number of medicinal uses, one being to kill cancer cells, counter act inflammation and is used for seizures in children just to name a few. There are more and more findings to support the reasons to why this plant should be accepted and used on an international scale.