Watch: “Cannabis: A Lost History”


What’s up, FAB readers?

Today, we’re sharing this fantastic and insightful cannabis documentary by YouTube user Chris Rice, for your stoned viewing pleasure. Much like civilisation itself, our friendly herbal medicine has a long and storied history; reaching all the way back into Ancient China (and perhaps even further).

According to the commonly accepted historical evidence, ‘ma’ (or ‘hemp’) was but one foundational staple in a selection of over 50 traditional plant medicines used widely throughout China at the time. From here, the plant quickly spread into India and across the Eurasian continent, gaining a sacred place within many religions and faiths.

For more information on the lost history of cannabis, check out our article here. For a history of the Australian cannabis scene, click here.

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1 year ago

Very interesting doco! Another good one to watch (only 20mins) is Netflix’s Explained: Weed ?

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1 year ago

Interesting history you shared here


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