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Go to China very hard to sneak around but can be done. The first direct reference to a cannabis product as a psychoactive agent dates from 2737 BC, in the writings of the Chinese emperor Shen Nung. The focus was on its powers as a medication for rheumatism, gout, malaria, and oddly enough, absent-mindedness. Mention was made of the intoxicating properties, but the medicinal value was considered more important. Its use spread from China to India and then to N Africa and reached Europe at least as early as A.D. 500.In India though it was clearly used recreationally. The Muslims too used it recreationally as alcohol consumption was banned by the Koran. It was the Muslims who introduced hashish, whose popularity spread quickly throughout 12th century Persia (Iran) and North Africa.shades_smile.gif

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Yeah I was about to post a subject on China but i see you've already made one :)

And I agree totally with your posts! There must be a great cannabis history to discover over there! Maybe in some mountains temple with religious people keeping a plant for 2000 years ... who knows ^^

But lots of space to search :) it would be good to know in which area the first document were found, or made...

Let's let the hunters decide of that ;)

But +1000 for me!

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The Origin of Cannabis = China... so i think that this should be such an interesting place and educative!!

what you said, imagine a 2000yr old mother plant. would be fantastic, the Ganja Goddess

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Good one, my friend!

Thanks for sharing this one!

Take care

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I totaly agree with china for next expedition and many thanks for the great history leason

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shades_smile.gifYes it would be a great place to explore but very hard to get to many places. The goverment still controls a-lot. To this day some parts off the country you can only got to with a goverment controlled tour group, with a police escort and you will be told what you can and carn't take photo's off, it's amazing this still happens in 2011 but it does, Sth Korea is the same.

shades_smile.gifI snuck threw Tiabet in the 80's in the back off trucks and carts having to hide and dodge the Chinese police and army. They don't play around if your somewhere you should'nt be. And at the time I had pictures of the Dali Lama with me that I would give to monks in return for hiding me from either the police or the army. The Chinese considered a A4 picture of the nicest guy in the world as political propaganda. Had I been court, I was told latter, it would have been 10yrs jail no questions asked.

shades_smile.gifThe place to start from my research so far is north east of Beijing. This is where the famous Chinese emperor Shen Nung mainly lived. Considered to be the father of Chinese agriculture, Shennong taught his people how to cultivate grain as food, so as to avoid killing animals.

shades_smile.gifHe is also the man responsible for your cup of tea you have each morning. The story goes that one day, while resting under a tree, Shen Nung, who always boiled his water, saw a few leaves fall into the pot. When he drank the resulting brew, which he found delicious and refreshing, he "discovered" the stimulating beneficial properties of the tea leaf.

shades_smile.gifHe is said to have tasted hundreds of herbs to test their medicinal value cannabis being one off them, and is assumed to be the author of Shen-nung pen ts'ao ching (Divine Husbandman's Materia Medica), the earliest extant Chinese pharmacopoeia. This text includes 365 medicines derived from minerals, plants, and animals.

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wow love the history dfwi

china is a must but it needs to be thought out very well.

if the country ever cams down it would be top of the list for me

peace

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What ever happened to FREE TIBET? everyone gave up on tibet and moved to other causes and bumper stickers :(

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