The Spanish and Portuguese well understood the medicinal miracles of marijuana, the same that Americans are just really beginning to fight for. In 1492, a small fleet of vessels was commissioned to set sail in search of the prosperous New World that lied many, many moons across the violent and unknown realms of the vast ocean. With crude navigational charts and instruments, Christopher Columbus headed up the fleet's command and bravely took on the job.
What many Americans fail to realize is that Columbus and Crew had their vessels quite well stocked with marijuana - and not just enough for the trip to the New World; enough to last them until they arrived, planted and harvested their own. You see, life on the ocean is no joke. It leaves no room for the weak, confused or fearful. The bold life of a sailor, especially a sailor in 1492, was and is a journey that embraces elements and realities that most would cower from. Columbus and the boys knew what was up. They understood that a little marijuana would help them to conquer their brutal days and emerge victorious.
The crews of the Armada were no strangers to the pleasures and relaxation qualities of medicinal cannabis. They understood that smoking a doob helped to keep life interesting, pain-free and hopeful. Hell, for all they knew, they were about to drop of the edge, meet a deep sea monster, come under attack from savages or just die of exposure. Is it any wonder why they wanted to party a bit?
It just goes to show that the worldwide usage and enjoyment of cannabis has been going strong for a very long time. The United States government still continues to deny tens of millions of its people what they want: a medicinally-effective, side effect-free, natural drug that truly helps them to feel better every day. CannabisSearch.com encourages all Americans to put pressure of their elected leaders to stop the maddening (and completely ineffective) measures to stop the people from exercising their rights as natural human beings to benefit from cannabis.
No wonder he landed in the West Indies
no wonder he landed in the West Indies
if columbus did have any hemp bud pot for smoking purposes it was after he was in china where all the spices were introduced to him.In those spices etc hemp was introduced
Hemp was George Washington's number one crop and Jefferson's number 2. There was big money in hemp textiles until Hearst and others pushed to outlaw it because they wanted their timber market to take off.
i wish i coulda smoked with Columbus
Its obvious people have been smoking weed for thousands of years, the archeological evidence is there. SO to is the fact that the plant has been domesticated and that many varieties have been created. Our current fascination with telling other adults w
I did not notice that detail about the gruel being made out of hemp seeds. It doesn't really come as a huge surprise.
One may consider that gruel the number one food source for mariners at that time was seeds crushed up and served like oatmeal. Also the sails and quite a bit of the rigging aka,.All the rope was made of hemp. It was essential if disaster crippled the s
Yes many of the men who helped found this country were hemp growers and pro cannabis. People have been smoking for thousands of years so this not surprising. I'm sure it helped with the seasickness and boredom.
this is interesting because cannabis has been on this continent longer then the established goverment that we cherish.
CHRISTOPHER CANNABIS COLUMBUS!
Yes just one more great example of marijuana history and how everyone has tried it at least once ;) and I never knew this but am very glad I found this article it is quit interesting
After reading this story and reading some of your comments, personally I have to say that I would not be surprised if this were true; because think about it the Declaration of Independence was made from Hemp paper, also back in those days as some of yo
My teacher in my 1877 to present history class was talking about history figures who used cannabis and Christopher Columbus came up. I was very happy to hear that he understood the very powerful medicinal properties of the plant, also the fact that it
I wonder if they had bongs back then hahaha. It must have been sick to have a huge stash and also have all this clear land ready for harvesting when they got there. I think I read somewhere that the founding fathers used hemp as currency at one point t
I hadn't heard this before I read this story, but our government has a long history of lying or covering up stories and creating historical inaccuracies. I think that as you get older you start to question more and more of what these authority figures
This is so cool and interesting I have read it three times now
Colummbus is not all people think hes craked up to b. tHERE IS A LOT OF MISINTERPERTATIONS ABOUT COLUMBUS TAUGHT IN SCHOLLS.
I couldn't imagine being someone like Columbus, seeing and doing all he did in his life. I can see why he would have toked up to relax and relieve the stress from the day to day life he lived. I also have to agree cannabis is good to keep life interest
I'm not sure why this story isn't told more. I guess smoking pot would make Columbus look bad? If we are going to be taught history, at least the teachers should make it accurate!
The story is great but just how reliable is the source. I mean that was so long ago how does anyone know exactly what the crew brought with them. If this is true than that would mean America was discovered or rediscovered by potheads. Now knowing that
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