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Magu: Goddess of Hemp and Healing

By |2019-02-22T00:10:23+03:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

In ancient China, the cannabis plant was a valued part of the Taoist religion, and the goddess Magu was often pictured carrying a basket of hemp and peaches. In fact, the name Magu translates directly to, “hemp maid.” Magu was a beautiful, young woman with [...]

The Long History of Marijuana Plant

By |2020-07-30T00:50:07+03:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Marijuana, also known as cannabis or pot, has a long history of human use. Most ancient cultures didn’t grow the marijuana plant to get high, but as herbal medicine, likely starting in Asia around 500 BC. The history of cannabis cultivation in America dates back [...]

4 Ways The Hemp Plant Can Save the World

By |2020-01-15T01:14:21+03:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Over the years the hemp plant has been demonized, whether intentionally or not, due to its links with marijuana. However industrial hemp, which this article is about, is a different strain of hemp to the plant needed to manufacture the drug. Industrial cannabis has many [...]