Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Discovery of Pot

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Discovery of #Pot

  • The specimen Lamarck used to describe cannabis indica hasn’t been digitized, but it has been caught on camera by French news outlet Le Point .
  • The entry in his book for Cannabis starts off with a general description of the entire genus but then separates it into two species: “Chanvre cultivé, Cannabis Sativa,” and “Chanvre des Indes, Cannabis Indica.
  • Likely the first botanical description of the plant now known as cannabis turned up in a book called Hortus Malabaricus .
  • Basing his data off samples collected by Pierre Sonnerat in India , he described cannabis indica as very different from sativa.

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Before prohibition, before many people even knew cannabis existed, scientists had to classify and categorize it botanically. Old samples and descriptions of our favorite plant were collected by courageous explorers who made sure they withstood the sands of time. Now, you can check them out.


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Discovery of Pot

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