We humans have a long and complex history with this plant. Indigenous to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, many scholars postulate that cannabis is perhaps one of the earliest plants to be cultivated. As trade routes linked Asia to other parts of the world, cannabis spread to the Middle East, Africa, and eventually to Europe and the New World. As with any other plant, people and their cultures shaped the way in which they used and viewed this herb.
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