Having a cup of regular cliché tea may sometimes get mundane. If cannabis is legal in your country, why not gulp a few sips of some weed tea?
Infused cannabis tea offers a great option to people who do not like smoking or using cannabis tinctures. Given below are a few countries where cannabis tea holds an importance of its own:
In 2737 BC China, there lived an emperor who prescribed cannabis tea
China was perhaps one of the first countries to teach others the use of cannabis as a fiber and a seed crop, with the first known instance dating back nearly 2000 years.
Another recorded instance says that Chinese Emperor Shen Nung, in 2737 BC, prescribed cannabis tea to the people of his kingdom for conditions/diseases like malaria, gout, beriberi, rheumatism and poor memory.
Marijuana Tea in Congo
Although cannabis is an illegal drug in the Democratic Republic of Congo, some tribal communities have been using the plant for its medicinal value for decades now.
Tribals consume a tea of boiled cannabis leaves to fight/cure parasites, cough, flu, fever, and ache.
The ‘Holy Drink’ of India
In India, cannabis is mostly restricted to a few festivals, like Holi (as it is illegal) and isn’t taken in the form of tea. Locally known by the word ‘Bhang’, the drink is a mixture of milk, water, spices, nuts and infused cannabis.
In ancient India, Bhang was used to treat malaria and rheumatism. Furthermore, newly-married couples used to consume it so as to increase their libido.
Ganja Tea in Jamaica
Cannabis tea is better known by the term ‘ganja tea’ in Jamaica. In fact, for many Jamaicans, the first drink in the morning is none other than a cup of hot cannabis tea. The common belief among the people of Jamaica is that ganja tea strengthens the immune system and helps fight diseases.
Interestingly, in 2014, the Jamaican Observer reported that a local politician “admitted to curing daughter’s asthma with just ganja tea.”
Not Certain in Japan
In present-day Japan, sale and purchase of any kind of cannabis is illegal. However, things weren’t perhaps as prohibitive as they are now. According to an article in Japan Times, the Ninjas had a tough training regime, which also involved “jumping over cannabis plants”, though they were used to make clothes.
We may never be certain but given the class system that has been prevalent in the Japanese society for so long, there is a possibility that cannabis tea was used by the masses whilst sake was consumed by the rich.”