The cannabis in Black Africa
In this continent a medicine is considered very versatile, is used for everything: insomnia, disentería, leprosy, dandruff, the evils of eye, venereal diseases, jaquecas, tosferina, oftalmia and until tuberculosis.
Also one considers a cerebral tonic, antihysteria, antidepressant, potenciador of sincere sexual desires, source of anger and longevity.
The hemp this very spread in the zone of the Congo; the fresh leaves are smoked in rudimentary pipes to which coals are added the red one. The leaves and the seeds are packed in great and long cartridges, covers with barks.
The sect of the Bantúes had secret Dagga cults, that thought that the Gods sent to the Earth the sacred cannabis. Dagga means "Cannabis". In these societies the marijuana use was exclusive of the leaders.
The pigmeos, the zulúes and hotentotes thought that it was the indispensable medicine to treat the epilepsy, the cramps and the drop. Also they used it like religious sacrament.
In Angola, tjivokve smokes the leaves in public, whereas ngangela, that belong to he himself group do it privily.
In 1870, the Kalamba-Moukenge head, to assure his power on the different tribes recently submissive to fight against the English invader, made burn the different traditional ídolos publicly, replacing them by a unique ritual based on the collective consumption of riamba (hemp).
The followers of the new cult will be called Bena-Riamba ("children of the hemp") is like a species of great sect or a cult in which its ideology is of agricultural communist cut.
When they traveled they did not take with himself arms but pipes. They smoked giving great pierced what soon he produced great spasmodic cough to them and colocones.
The cannabis in the Average Age
It was introduced by crossed when returning from Earth Santa. After the fall of the Roman Empire and the consolidation of the Christianity, the hemp disappeared of the European farmacopea. The crossed ones used it to treat madness, the hysteria, hidrofobia, the tétanos and the rage.
Whereas the wine was accepted like sacrament matter and he was indulgente with the beer, licores and tobacco (in the end in century XVI) the inquisición prohibited the ingestion of the cannabis in Spain in century XII and France in the XIII.
Many other natural remedies were also prohibited by that time. That person who used the hemp like psicotrópico or to cure erased era of witch.
In 1484, the Pope Innocent VIII separated the healers who used marijuana and to other herbolarios, declaring that the hemp was a sacrament impío pertaining to the second and third type of satanic mass.
This persecution lasted more than 150 years. In treaties of century XVI they were in all the magical formulas of the witches in the greases and the famous prescriptions. The cannabis was a substance very used by the witches.
The boats drived by Columbus that arrived at America in 1492 took 80 tons of hemp between naval cords, networks, candles and other equipment.