The history of Marijuana

Timeline created by Chatis123
  • 2,727 BCE

    First record use of Marijuana

    First record use of Marijuana
    Ancient Chinese, Greece and Romans where the first people in recorded history to first use Marijuana.
  • Marijuana first appearances in America

    Marijuana first appearances in America
    Marijuana gained its popularity in Asia and Europe due to its unique abilities to be made into many things; food, clothes, paper, etc. Eventually, Marijuana had sailed across with European settlers and became an important part of people's lives.
  • Discovering the medical benefits of marijuana in America

    Discovering the medical benefits of marijuana in America
    An English religious leader and Oxford Scholar wrote a book about how he believed marijuana has the ability to cure depression.
  • Marijuana used to fight opium addiction

    Marijuana used to fight opium addiction
    An article appeared in The Lancets, by Dr. E... he outlined the effects of marijuana on the symptoms of withdrawing.
  • Cannabis Used for Asthma, Bronchitis, and Loss of Appetite in South Asia

    Modern medicine wasn't really introduced into the rural part of the Indian subcontinent, Marijuana was cheap and grow almost everywhere so it naturally introduced into their culture.
  • Downfall of Marijuana

    Massachusetts was the first state to outlaw cannabis, due to all the media manipulating the public that marijuana was used to fuel to devil and how it cause you to react crazy.
  • 10,000 Pounds grown annually by the Government.

    After WW1, the US government grew and sold tons of pounds of weed to stay financially stable.
  • American pharmaceutical companies sell cigarettes and extracts of marijuana

    Parke-Davis and Eli Lily were some of the few companies that would sell extracts of marijuana in the USA and sold it at every pharmacy. Grimault & Company was possible the only company at that time to sell marijuana cigarettes to cure asthma.
  • First Marijuana Seller Convicted under US Federal Law

    First Marijuana Seller Convicted under US Federal Law
    This was the first case the federal government had on marijuana. A man by the name of Samuel R. Caldwell. He was 58 years old and was an unemployed labor worker.
  • Simple marijuana charges were granted shorter sentences

    Congress had agreed to shorter people's sentences who were facing 20 to 30 years in prison for a small amount of dope. Boggs Act granted peace.
  • THC was discovered to be the main component of Cannabis

    THC was discovered to be the main component of Cannabis
    Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, is the first to identify delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  • Schedule 1 Drug

    Marijuana was placed in schedule one, the most dangerous category next to Heroin and Cocaine because the government believed it was making the public "stupid and slow".
  • Schedule drugs cant be used for Medical use

    Schedule drugs cant be used for Medical use
    On May 14, 2001, the US Supreme Court rules 8-0 that "there is no medical necessity exception to the Controlled Substances Act's prohibitions on manufacturing and distributing marijuana."
  • President Trump Signs Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp

    President Trump Signs Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp
    Hemp, a similar-looking plant to marijuana but lack the main component, THC, was allowed to enter and be grown on US soil.
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    More states passed a Marijuana prohibition laws

    10 more states followed Massachusetts in outlawing. This caused the public to completely turn on marijuana.