700-300 BCE Scythian tribes leave Cannabis seeds as offerings in royal tombs.
500 BCE Scythian couple die and are buried with two small tents covering containers for burning incense.
430 BCE Herodotus reports on both ritual and recreation use of Cannabis by the Scythians (Herodotus 100 Imported hemp rope appears in England.
105 Legend suggests that Ts'ai Lun invents hemp paper in China, 200 years after its actual appearance (see 100 BCE above).
Chinese surgeon Hua T'o uses marijuana as an anesthetic. 900-1000 Scholars debate the pros and cons of eating hashish. 1090-1124 In Khorasan, Persia, Hasan ibn al-Sabbah, recruits followers to commit assassinations...legends develop around their supposed use of hashish. Early 12th Century Hashish smoking becomes very popular throughout the Middle East.
300 A young woman in Jerusalem receives medical marijuana during childbirth. These legends are some of the earliest written tales of the discovery of the inebriating powers of Cannabis and the use of Hashish by a paramilitary organization as a hypnotic (see U. 1155-1221 Persian legend of the Sufi master Sheik Haydar's personal discovery of Cannabis and his own alleged invention of hashish with it's subsequent spread to Iraq, Bahrain, Egypt and Syria.
The gravesite, discovered in the late 1940s, was in Pazryk, northwest of the Tien Shan Mountains in modern-day Khazakstan.
Hemp is introduced into Northern Europe by the Scythians.1271-1295 Journeys of Marco Polo in which he gives second-hand reports of the story of Hasan ibn al-Sabbah and his "assassins" using hashish.First time reports of Cannabis have been brought to the attention of Europe.570 The French queen Arnegunde is buried with hemp cloth. Another of the ealiest written narratives of the use of Cannabis as an inebriant. Ibn al-Baytar of Spain provides a description of the psychoactive nature of Cannabis.1171-1341 During the Ayyubid dynasty of Egypt, Cannabis is introduced by mystic devotees from Syria. Arab traders bring Cannabis to the Mozambique coast of Africa.National Cancer Institute, US NIH, 2011 American Nurses Association Position American College of Physicians Position American Public Health Assoc.