The Spliff Potcast


Ep 12 - Abbr. Pre-Prohibition World History of Cannabis

Let's talk about what the world was like before all this prohibition nonsense! Well, we can try to get a glimpse, at least. Turns out the world wasn't that dazzled by this amazing flower, except for Ayurvedic practitioners. From the Chinese, to India and along the trade routes, we slowly piece together a better understanding of how cannabis traveled the world, and became a threat to all of Western civilization. 

Looking for some resources? Here's a rough "bibliography"

If you like timelines here's an extensive one, and a not so extensive one.

Most excellent collection of cannabis history

There's this UN write-up, with an actual bibliography

U of Pittsburgh focuses on the western hemisphere

A delightfully open-minded and fact-filled contribution from the psych world on Chinese history.


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