The History Channel documentary then chronicles the history of marijuana in the world and in the U.S. It has long been used for medicinal, utilitarian, and recreational purposes.
Ancient cultures used it to treat malaria and rheumatism. China was the exported the plant to Europe wehre it was greatly celebrated.
Then, according to Melissa Etheridge, “it came to America 300 years ago with settlers.”
In Virginia the there were laws were created by the King of England who fined people that grew the more profitable tobacco instead of hemp for England.