Did you know… that cannabis may be the oldest of all human-cultivated plants not intended primarily for food?

This idea was first put forward by Dr. Richard Evans Schultes, who called the plant, “one of [humanity’s] oldest domesticates, dating back back nearly to the beginning of agriculture.”

Dr. Schultes (1915-2001) made early and significant contributions to the study of cannabis in an era when the plant was not often taken seriously by researchers. He was a preeminent Harvard biologist and the father of modern ethnobotany, “the study of a region’s plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of a local culture and people.”




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Did you know that while the cannabis plant can potentially produce over a hundred different cannabinoids, there is one that is more powerful– and controversial– than all the rest: Delta-9-THC, or just THC for short.

THC is the primary psychoactive compound that the plant produces. It is not yet known how the cannabis plant managed to so perfectly mimic and exploit our internal chemistry. Some researchers refer to the synergy between humans and THC as a “happy accident” (with an emphasis on “happy”).