High History / Part XXIV / Christopher Columbus

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In Europe, up to Christopher Columbus, #Marijuana was used as a medicinal plant, especially as an alcoholic extract or tincture; its smoking has remained a marginal process because Europeans have not minded to introduce various substances into the body by inhaling the smoke they create when burning.

Christopher Columbus (October 1451 – May 1506)

  • The son of Domenico Colombo & Susana Fontanarossa, was born in Genova, was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist. He began the navigation world from a very young age.

  • He sailed westward on the Atlantic Ocean in search of a route to Asia but gained his reputation by discovering a new continent, America, during the pre-Columbian period, only the Old World was known.

  • He completed four tours across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain.


Christopher Columbus & Cannabis

  • Christopher Columbus, who discovered the new world was a Sativa Smuggler. He transported a load of cannabis sativa seed to America.

  • When set sail for the New World, he brought cannabis seeds with him. Columbus apparently packed the seeds so that his crew could grow crops in case they were shipwrecked.

  • In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue with a ship jam-packed with seed. It was a back up plan, in case of a shipwreck, he figured his crew would have a way to grow crops. He is essentially the most famous grower in history.

  • King James ordered settlers in James' city to grow one hundred plants of marijuana every. The American revolution wouldn't are won while not the hemp sails of the French Navy.

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Why he is respected and admired by Marijuana lovers

Christopher Columbus is world famous for having discovered America, but its discovery is related to the World of Marijuana, the reason why he is respected and admired by marijuana lovers and all those interested in the culture of cannabis as:

  • Without him nothing would happened, traditionally the introduction of hemp in America it is attributed to Christopher Columbus, and his crew of sailors.

  • He used hemp oil on his trip for lamps carrying aboard three ships, and as a remedy to heal wounds of sailors form burns and wounds caused by the sun.

  • The Genoese admiral was the first expert on stress management. A tired crew of tough guys in the middle of the Atlantic, do not know where they were going and became to be exhausted after several months at sea, the reason why they used seeds of cannabis as food.

  • The true pioneer is the only historical guy from the XV century with a monument, with marijuana leaves, in the center of Barcelona.


This tribute in the form of large column of bronze, iron, and stone, was designed by architect Gaietà Buïgas in 1888, on the occasion of the universal exhibition of the same year.

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Reference & Photos / Wikipedia / Prohbtd /

Before Prohibition, when #Cannabis plants grew freely, many of Notable People throughout #History, created necessary contributions to the event of common Cannabis Usage, throughout the ages, from ancient civilizations, to queens, to presidents, to emperors. So, if missed out one celebrity of High History Series,

feel free to check :

Ramesses The Great / William Shakespeare / James Monroe / Queen Victoria / Marijuana Inside The Tomb / Hua Tuo / William Brooke O'Shaughnessy / Herodotus, Democritus & Dioscorides / Ottoman Empire / Cannabis Club / Henry VIII & Elizabeth I / St.Hildegard Von Bingen / Louisa May Alcott / Queen Hatshepsut / Scythians & Herodotus / Maya Angelou / Isak Dinesen / Margaret Mead / Carolus Linnaeus / Jean Baptiste Lamarck / Joan of Arc / Friedrich Nietzsche / Andre Breton /

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One of the best articles about history, haven't seen in long time...


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Interesting article, didn't know that Christopher Columbus loved the smoke...

Read about him since i was a kid, and didn't ever knew he was a smuggler. Thanks for the history :D

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