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'''Cannabis''' (aka '''Marijuana''' or '''Hemp''') is a fibrous, flowering plant known from ancient times for its ability to induce euphoria through consumption or smoking. '''Pot''' or '''Grass''' typically refers to the dried flowering buds. '''Hashish''' is a more concentrated form, consisting almost entirely of the resin from the buds and stems.
Cannabis was found on a [[3rd century]] Punic war [[ship]] near [[Sicily]]. It is speculated that it was for use by the crew.
 
   
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The active narcotic ingredient is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC. It is concentrated in the flowering buds of ''female'' cannabis plants only, and there are several varieties of cannabis plants that produce little or no THC. Most [[modern]] commericial [[hemp]] products are made from these varieties.
A 1480 [[cookbook]], ''De Honesta Voluptate et Valetudine'' gives a recipe for marijuana [[bread]] to be used for [[medicine|medicinal]] purposes.
 
   
The use of the cannabis plant for [[hemp]] products such as rope and [[textile]]s is found through the ancient and medieval world.
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Because it produces strong, soft fibers (typically from the stems and leaves), the use of the cannabis plant for [[hemp]] products such as [[rope]] and [[textile]]s is found through the [[ancient]] and [[medieval]] world.
   
 
Marijuana was found on a [[3rd century]] [[BCE]] Punic war[[ship]] near [[Sicily]]. Scholars have speculated that it was for recreational use by the crew.
   
 
A 1480 [[cookbook]], ''De Honesta Voluptate et Valetudine'', gives a [[recipe]] for marijuana [[bread]] to be used for [[medicine|medicinal]] purposes.
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==Marijuana in the SCA==
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The most common use of marijuana in the [[SCA]] is as a recreational drug, usually smoked in one form or another. However, it is important to note that the use and/or possession of marijuana is a criminal offense in most countries, including all of North America and Europe (with the exception of licensed hash bars in the [[Netherlands]]) and can result in criminal prosecution. In some countries, users of marijuana with a legal prescription for its use are exempted from these restrictions.
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For this reason, marijuana use at an SCA [[event]] is ''greatly'' frowned upon, and could cause [[mundane]] law enforcement to enter an event site, causing great disruption. Therefore, most [[Kingdom]]s are strictly opposed to marijuana at events, and may take steps to have offenders removed from the premises and/or turned over to law enforcement rather than risk such difficulties.
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Should a particular [[SCAdian]] require the use of medicinal marijuana at an event, it is generally considered polite to inform a [[chirurgeon]] or [[autocrat]] ahead of time to reduce the likelihood of unpleasantness.
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==See also==
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* [[Medieval Narcotics]]
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==External links==
 
* [http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/198606/the.punic.warship.htm Article - The Punic Warship]
 
* [http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/198606/the.punic.warship.htm Article - The Punic Warship]
 
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/341981.stm Article - Medieval cookbook for sale]
 
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/341981.stm Article - Medieval cookbook for sale]

Latest revision as of 12:32, 1 July 2008

Cannabis (aka Marijuana or Hemp) is a fibrous, flowering plant known from ancient times for its ability to induce euphoria through consumption or smoking. Pot or Grass typically refers to the dried flowering buds. Hashish is a more concentrated form, consisting almost entirely of the resin from the buds and stems.

The active narcotic ingredient is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC. It is concentrated in the flowering buds of female cannabis plants only, and there are several varieties of cannabis plants that produce little or no THC. Most modern commericial hemp products are made from these varieties.

Because it produces strong, soft fibers (typically from the stems and leaves), the use of the cannabis plant for hemp products such as rope and textiles is found through the ancient and medieval world.

Marijuana was found on a 3rd century BCE Punic warship near Sicily. Scholars have speculated that it was for recreational use by the crew.

A 1480 cookbook, De Honesta Voluptate et Valetudine, gives a recipe for marijuana bread to be used for medicinal purposes.

Marijuana in the SCA

The most common use of marijuana in the SCA is as a recreational drug, usually smoked in one form or another. However, it is important to note that the use and/or possession of marijuana is a criminal offense in most countries, including all of North America and Europe (with the exception of licensed hash bars in the Netherlands) and can result in criminal prosecution. In some countries, users of marijuana with a legal prescription for its use are exempted from these restrictions.

For this reason, marijuana use at an SCA event is greatly frowned upon, and could cause mundane law enforcement to enter an event site, causing great disruption. Therefore, most Kingdoms are strictly opposed to marijuana at events, and may take steps to have offenders removed from the premises and/or turned over to law enforcement rather than risk such difficulties.

Should a particular SCAdian require the use of medicinal marijuana at an event, it is generally considered polite to inform a chirurgeon or autocrat ahead of time to reduce the likelihood of unpleasantness.

See also

External links