The documentation of humans interacting with cannabis dates all the way back to 2800 BC in Emperor Shen Nung’s pharmacopeia. Originating in Central Asia, humans have been utilizing marijuana and its medicinal properties for thousands of years.
As cultivation of cannabis popularized throughout global societies, recognition of marijuana began to show up in other cultures around the world. Texts from Indian Hindus, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans all discussed the therapeutic applications and effects of this incredible plant. As with many other goods, international trade allowed marijuana seeds to spread to every corner of the globe.
By 1841, cannabis made its way into the field of Western medicine. In 1898 Dunstan and Henry developed a method to isolate cannabinol (CBN) from cannabis crops.
However, by the 1930s, a major shift occurred in the cultural acceptance of cannabis, as anti-pot propaganda arose with the release of the film Reefer Madness. The very next year in 1937, the US imposed the Marijuana Tax Act, which effectively made it impossible to reasonably afford and access weed. This was the beginning of an entire campaign of weaponizing pot as a moral and legal offense.
Promoting fair and accurate representation of cannabis
Throughout history there have been thousands of major events that have shaped our societies’ cultures and traditions. The fight for the decriminalization of cannabis and the greater “war on drugs” has deeply impacted our beliefs as a society.
For decades, cannabis users and supporters around the world would fight for the proper protection and treatment of marijuana as a venerable medical solution and recreational activity. Researchers continued to press forward on studying the miraculous plant.
In 1964, Mechoulam was able to isolate THC, the notorious psychoactive compound that gives cannabis its common effects. By 1996, progress enabled California to introduce the Compassionate Use Act, allowing for the use of marijuana for medical patients.
Through persistent action and advocacy, major nations have altered their stance on marijuana acceptance and accessibility.
For the US, 2014 marked a pivotal moment, as Colorado decriminalized the sale of cannabis for recreational use. Birthing the US’s legal cannabis industry and setting the country on its current trajectory of near nationwide access to safe, high-quality cannabis for persons 21+.
Cannabis users can now openly share their experiences and lifestyles with peers and the US is uncovering just how marijuana-forward its society truly is. As we crest another milestone in life/technology integration with Web 3.0 and the metaverse, it’s important to have full transparency and accuracy with how cannabis culture is represented in the future.
Weed and Web 3.0: Cannabis’ Place in the Metaverse
Web 3.0 represents the next step in human/technology integration. Metaverse users can live a “second life” that occurs completely in a digital state. This time spent in these virtual worlds can result in genuine connections with other users, lasting social bonds, fulfilling entertainment, and valuable (monetizable) digital currencies and assets. From real estate to NFTs, there is a real benefit from understanding and investing in the metaverse.
Web 3.0 is going to affect each individual differently. There are going to be millions of people invested in keeping up with the latest advancements in online connectivity, consumer tech, online gaming, and, of course, weed. They deserve a platform to come together as a community in an ecosystem designed to foster respectful and enjoyable interactions.
The metaverse has endless potential and users are actively shaping the culture and landscape of each world they belong to. This is why it is so critical to accept users from all demographics and walks of life to tell a more complete story of our society as a whole.
For the cannabis users that make up a significant portion of the world’s overall population, a cannabis-first metaverse can be an ideal utopia to connect with like-minds and develop both their IRL and digital personas.
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Golden Ark Metaverse can help bring people together in a truly one-of-a-kind ecosystem. It can be an ideal space for those that have little to no experience with marijuana to engage with the community, ask questions, and decide if pot is something they may be interested in exploring further.
Similarly, seasoned stoners can come together as a collective in arguably the dankest place in the universe! Users can purchase and ship premium cannabis products straight to their homes, without leaving the house. This is great for busy schedules, and for people that have trouble reliably accessing cannabis. It’s the most advanced and convenient way to source exceptional cannabis products.
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