The use of cannabis spreads throughout the Middle East. Muslim scholars debate whether or not to ban it for religious reasons.
The use of medical cannabis is recorded in Roman medical texts.
Ancient Greeks use cannabis for medical purposes, including for earache, edema, and inflammation
Use of medical cannabis is recorded in the Venidad, an ancient Persian religious text by Zoroaster
The use of hemp spreads around Europe to make food and textiles.
The Atharvaveda, one of the oldest Hindu scriptural texts, references cannabis for spiritual purposes.
Cannabis pollen appears on the mummy of Ramesses II, as cannabis prescriptions were used in ancient Egypt for glaucoma, inflammation, cooling the uterus, and as enemas.
The Bible's book of Exodus references cannabis in the recipe for holy anointing oil.
Chinese Emperor Shennong makes reference to medical marijuana as he prepares one of the world's first pharmacopoeias.
Archaeological evidence of cannabis used as a source of food.