History of Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol benefits

Hemp is a plant that has been cultivated for 10 thousand years and probably longer. Historical and archaeological sources show that from the Neolithic period, in Asia, they were used for the manufacture of clothes, shoes, ropes, twine, and also as food.

Herodotus records the ritual use of cannabis by the Scythians and the Thracians. They probably made the plant known in northern Europe. Records of cannabis and its medicinal properties are found in Dioscurides, Pausanias and Galen.

In the mid-19th century Greece was a pioneer in hemp cultivation. The British demanded a ban on cultivation in Greece, so in 1890 the Greek Ministry of Internal Affairs banned cultivation and use.

In the interwar period hemp products compete with those of the petrochemical industries. The plant is defamed and the psychotropic action of Cannabis Indica strain is justified as an excuse.

In practice, after the Second World War, the ban on cultivation that began in USA extends to almost the whole world.

Industrial cannabis products are replaced by plastics and the oil destroys the biofuel that cannabis gives us.

In 2016, the cultivation of fiber cannabis (sativa) and the sales of CBD products were allowed.

In 2018, cultivation of Indian cannabis from which we get the psychotropic substance THC, was legislated.