Cannabis, weed, ganja, herb, bud, reefer: Whatever you want to call it, unless you live under a rock, you know what it is.
Cannabis has a history of medicinal use by many cultures dating back some 10,000 years. One of the earliest known written references dates back to 2700 B.C., when the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung, considered the father of Chinese medicine, discovered the healing properties of cannabis. He later went on to prescribe it for the treatment of over 100 ailments, including arthritis, gout, even absent-mindedness.
Though the plant’s healing properties are still generating a lot of debate in some quarters, the popularity and benefits are even greater—so much that medical marijuana shops are springing up in every nook and cranny of cities like Vancouver, British Columbia and across North America wherever cannabis is legalized.
With the advent of medical cannabis shops making it more mainstream, many people are not just smoking herb anymore. They are instead eating…