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Kowledge is Power 07-Feb-2019

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Cannabis – Dagga – Marijuana – Boom – Zol – Skyf – Mary-Jane – Pot – Saviour of Africa

The history of Cannabis use reaches back farther than many would guess. Cultivation of the plant dates back thousands of years. The first written account of cannabis cultivation (ostensibly used as medical Cannabis) is found in Chinese records dating from the 28th century B.C.E. and a nearly 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy contained traces of THC, the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis. [source: Parsche and Nerlich].

Cannabis sativa is perhaps the world’s most recognizable plant. Pictures of the ubiquitous, green cannabis leaf show up in the news media, textbooks and drug-prevention literature. Its shape is made into jewellery, plastered on bumper stickers and clothing, and spray-painted on walls. The leaves are arranged palmately, radiating from a common centre, like the fingers of a hand spreading apart. Although most people know what the cannabis plant looks like, they may know very little about its horticulture and industrial value.

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