Yet, in other countries the use of cannabis is tolerated (e.g., Netherlands). Presently, in some countries this intoxicating resin is illegal (e.g., Canada).
PART I – CULTURAL USES OF CANNABIS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD A.
Historical Origins and Uses of Cannabis It is difficult to say exactly where and when the cannabisplant originated. Others however, believe that because of its extensive medical and agricultural documentation in ancient Chinese literature, the cannabis plant actually originated in China.
Before continuing with further cultural uses of psychoactive cannabis, a description of the climatic growing conditions and the potency levels of psychoactive cannabis is given in order to emphasize that environmental conditions play a significant part in the cultural use of the cannabis plant.
To begin, this paper gives a brief description of the historical origins of the cultural psychoactive uses of cannabis.
its use to counteract diarrhoea and dysentery is equally common.”() There is debate in Chinese history over the hallucinogenic use of the cannabis plant’s psychoactive properties.