4000 BC Pan-p’o village starts to grow Cannabis and was regarded among “five grains” in China
2900 BC Chinese emperor Fu Hsi suggesting it was a healing plant that possessed both yin and yang
2800 BC Legend states that Emperor Shen Nungs “father of Chinese Medicine “ uses cannabis in a number of remedies
1550 BC Ebers Papyrus of medical knowledge notes that medical cannabis can treat inflammation
1500 BC Cannabis can be found in the Rh-Ya, The Chinese Pharmacopoeia
1450 BC Book of Exdos references Holy oil made from cannabis and olives
1400 BC The Scythians Nomadic Indo-European peoples used cannabis in steam baths, and burned cannabis seeds in burial rituals.
1213 BC Egyptians use cannabis to treat glaucoma and inflammation, evidence can be found in king Ramesses mummy
1000 BC Indians create Bhang, a mixture of cannabis and milk with other herbs
900 BC Assyrians Employed the psychotropic effects of cannabis for recreational and medical purposes.
600 BC Hemp rope appears in southern Russia region
600 BC Sushruta from India cited cannabis as a anti-phlemate and a cure to leprosy
550 BC Ancient Persian Zoroaster writes the Zend-Avesta list cannabis as the most important of 10,000 medical plants
430 BC Herodotus reports on both ritual and recreational use of cannabis by the Scythians.
300 BC Glassblowing was invented by Syrian craftsmen
200 BC Greek doctor Claudius Galen noted it was widely consumed throughout the empire, Galen used cannabis for its therapeutic mood enhancer
130 BC The beginning of Silk Road trade route, cannabis spreads across the world
70 De Materia Medica is written by Pedanius Dioscovides in Roman culture cites cannabis to treat earaches and suppress sexual longing
79 The Natural History writes that the cannabis roots can be boiled to ease cramped joints
105 Legends suggest Ts’ai Lun invents hemp paper in China
200 Chinese surgeon Hun Tu uses cannabis and wine as anarsthetic
500 Hemp was first introduced to Europe, being used mainly in the production of paper
570 French queen Arnegunde is buried with hemp clothes
600 Hemp cultivation techniques were extensively covered in the ancient text “The Essential Arts for the People”
800 Islamic physician Rhazes starts to prescribe cannabis for wide variety of ailments
850 Vikings bring hemp ropes and seeds across the seas to Iceland
1000 Arabic scholars al-Mayusi and al-Badri regard cannabis as an effective treatment for epilepsy
1025 Avicenna, The medieval Persian medical writer publishes “Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine”, stating that cannabis is an effective treatment for many conditions
1271 Marco Polo gives second-hand reports of a story of Hasan ibn al-Sabbah and his "assassins" using hashish
1300 Arab traders bring cannabis from India to Africa
1500 The Spanish brought cannabis to the Americas, where it was used for rope or clothes.
1500 Moslem doctors use cannabis to reduce sexuality
1538 New Herball is published by William Turner states that hemp is central to herbalist medicine
1578 Bencao Gangmu Materia Medica by Li Shizhen describes using cannabis to treat vomiting, parasite infection, and hemorrhage
1600 William Shakespeare smokes cannabis out of pipes
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1619 Virginia passes legislation requiring farms to grow hemp
1621 The Anatomy of Melancholy is published by Robert Burton and cited cannabis as treating depression
1652 Herbist Nicholas Culpur writes about medical uses for hemp
1703 The Pay-Pay company is formed and starts manufacturing the first rolling papers for the masses
1753 Carl Linneaus gives Cannabis it’s first taxonomic identification
1765 George Washington writes about cannabis in his journal
1774 Thomas Jefferson grows hemp
1799 Napoleons army brings back cannabis from Egypt to France
1840 French doctor Jacques-Joseph Moreau studies cannabis and finds it suppress headaches and helps with sleep
1841 William Brooke O’Shaughnessy publishes his work and brings cannabis to western medicine
1850 Cannabis is added to U.S. pharmacopoeia
1862 Hashish Candy is advertised in Vanity Fair
1890 After the Civil War, cannabis is sold over-the-counter in medicinal products, and hemp is still common in clothes manufacturing.
1900 “Mexican Menace “ Anti- Drug campaign begins, states start to pass prohibition on cannabis
1905 The herb grinder was invented by William Wingfield and John Balding In Australia.
1906 Food and Drug Act requires products containing cannabis to be labeled
1911 Massachusetts becomes first state to to ban cannabis, many other states follow suit
1914 Cannabis plant appeared on the back of U.S. ten-dollar bill and made from hemp
1920 Alice B Toklas publishes her world famous cannabis brownie recipe 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics is formed
1932 George G. Blaisdell invents the Zippo lighter
1936 Reefer Madness is released, pushing the ban on cannabis
1937 Marijuana Tax Act is passed into law, The Act imposed an excise tax on the sale, possession or transfer of all hemp products
1937 Just one day after the Act’s passage. 58 year old farmer Samuel Caldwell was the first person prosecuted and was sentenced to four years
1940 Adam and Todd independently isolate CBD
1942 “Hemp for Victory “ program, people encourage to grow hemp for the war
1942 Cannabis gets removed from U.S. pharmacopoeia
1944 La Gairdia Report is released by the New York Academy of Medicine saying cannabis is safe
1952 Boggs Act make much stricter punishment for cannabis
1960 Cannabis gains popularity in counter culture
1964 Researcher Dr. Raphael Mechoulam isolates THC
1965 Government crack down on cannabis
1968 Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs is formed
1969 Marijuana Act is stuck down because of the fifth amendment
1969 Woodstock, was a music festival held, on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York
1970 Bob Snodgrass develops the glass-pipe-making techniques used throughout the world today
1970 Controlled Substance Act labels cannabis as having no medical value and a addictive substance
1970 National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is founded to fight back on cannabis law
1971 First evidence suggesting cannabis may help glaucoma appears.
1972 Mellow Yellow the first cannabis coffee shop opens underground in Amsterdam
1972 Shafer Commission say personal use of cannabis should be decriminalized, rejected by Nixon
1973 DEA is formed to battle the war on drugs
1974 High Times is formed to be a voice of cannabis users
1976 NIDA is created from parents to fight drugs
1977 The first glass pipe patented is filed
1978 Investigational New Drug Applications (IND) “Compassionate Use Program” Part of a lawsuit settlement by the Department of Health and Human Services, The National Institute of Drug Abuse began supplying cannabis to a few patients whose physicians applied for from the FDA.
1980 Cannabis gets labeled as a gateway drug
1982 “Just say no” campaign Nancy Reagan, began a highly-publicized anti-drug campaign
1983 “Dare” program is formed to educate children on drugs effects
1984 Comprehensive crime control act, laws geared towards drug dealers and couriers with possession of cannabis plants
1985 Jack Herer publishes The Emperor Wears No Clothes, which goes into the benefits of cannabis and hemp
1985 FDA approves dronabinol, a synthetic THC, for cancer patients.
1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act, mandatory sentences for drug crimes like the "three strikes you're out" policy, required life sentences for repeat drug offenders.
1988 The CBD1 and CBD2 cannabinoid receptors were discovered. Are some of the most abundant neuroreceptors
1989 “New war on drug” campaign
1990 Solomon-Lautenberg Amendment punishing Smoker with suspense of driving license
1992 the Secretary of Health and Human Services terminated Investigational New Drug Applications
1993 Surgeon General proposes to study cannabis legalization
1996 Prop 215 Compassionate Use Act passes in California, allowing medical use of cannabis
1997 A hemp rope from almost 29,000 years ago was discovered in the Czech Republic. Meaning we don’t really know the true history of cannabis but only pieces
1999 National Institute of Medicine releases a report on Medical Cannabis finding that It had benefits and urged further research should be done.
2001 Canada became the first country to federally legalize medical cannabis.
2003 Operation Pipe Dream is launched by the government, which targeted head shops, smoke shops, and glass artists
2011 Silk Road website goes up, a haven for drug traders online.
2012 Amendment 64 and Initiative 502 pass. Recreational Use is legalized in Washington and Colorado becoming the first two states to legalize recreational use of cannabis
2014 Rohrabcher-Farr Amendment prohibits justice department from interfering with states cannabis laws
2014 The Justice department announced a policy to allow Native American tribes to legalize cannabis on their reservations.
2014 The Obama administration provided banks with a guidelines for conducting transactions with legal cannabis sellers enabling them to do payroll and pay taxes
2015 The Federal government announces that the Public Health Service review of non-federally funded research protocols involving cannabis
2018 Legalization of Hemp and CBD by the
2018 Farm bill, removing low grade THC cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act
2018 Canadian company Tilray (TLRY) The first cannabis IPO in the United States began to trade at $23 on Nasdaq