Ancient Chinese legend has Cannabis Sativa as the solitary plant that God gave humans to fulfill their every need. Cannabis has been grown for thousands of years; archeological digs reveal the plant was etched upon pots. It is no wonder cannabis was revered. Throughout history, hemp oil was used in lanterns and the fiber was made into fishing nets, strong rope and articles of clothing. Medicinal properties are also associated with cannabis albeit other strains.
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