Tuesday, April 26, 2016

7 Women In History You Didn't Know Were Fans Of Cannabis | Bustle

If you're at all interested in the crossover between women's history and marijuana use, you should check out Tokin' Women, a blog (and now book!) about the many famous and powerful women throughout human history who had relationships with cannabis, from actively promoting its use as a crop for making rope (take a bow, Queen Elizabeth I of England, who mandated that English crop-growers had to devote a portion of their land to hemp) to taking it for pleasure or pain relief. The author, Ellen Komp, can trace the use of cannabinoids in women's history from ancient Sumeria to the ancestors of Kate Middleton.