By Julie Holland
Because the legalization of hashish turns into a fact, this ebook candidly deals valuable proof and authoritative reviews in a society choked with marijuana misconceptions and stereotypes. It investigates the head ten myths of hashish together with: its physiological and mental results; its dangers; why joints are more secure than water pipes; how humanity and hashish have co-evolved for millennia; its power medicinal makes use of; its function in creativity, company, and spirituality; the complicated politics of hashish legislations; and the complex international of pot and parenting. comprises contributions from Lester Grinspoon, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, M.D., Tommy Chong etc.
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Apparently cannabis was used in topical lotions as well. An Assyrian medical tablet from the Louvre collection has been transliterated: “So that god of man and man should be in good rapport:—with hellebore, cannabis and lupine you will rub him” (Russo 2007). ” Mesopotamian use went far beyond the spiritual. ” Dr. Russo records that numerous topical applications of cannabis for medical purposes can be found throughout ancient Mesopotamian documents: “Cannabis was used with the plant El in petroleum to anoint swelling .
Ancient Mesopotamian preparations that included cannabis were also used in the treatment of certain diseases of the chest and lungs, stomach problems, skin lesions, lice, swollen joints, and a variety of other maladies (Russo 2007). *L. Lewin in 1882 suggested that qunubu was derived from the East Iranian word for cannabis, konaba, and through the Scythians spreading the use of the plant throughout much of the ancient world, the word eventually became our modern cannabis. indd 20 8/16/10 9:35:30 AM E a r l y/A n c i e n t H i s to r y 21 Similar topical preparations of cannabis were used for both healing and spiritual purposes throughout the ancient world.
Mexican migrant workers who smoked it were demonized by his tirades against the “loco weed,” which he insisted would make them insane and dangerous, raping our white women and wreaking violent havoc on us all. Add to that the Southern black jazz musicians who were known to smoke their mezz, and you have a recipe for xenophobia and racism dictating drug policy. (And not much has changed in that regard. ) In 1937, with the passage of the Marihuana Tax Stamp Act, this medicine—cannabis—was turned into an illegal drug—marijuana.