Cannabis Trivia Quiz

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1. Origin of cannabis

According to scientists, where did plants of the cannabis type first appear?

A) Among the foothills of the Canadian Rockies
B) Between southern Mexico and Guatemala
C) In the area around Beirut, Lebanon
D) Near the Himalayan mountains

Your answer — B) Between southern Mexico and Guatemala — was incorrect.

Plants in the genus Cannabis are found throughout the world today, but the lineage began some 37 million years ago by splitting off from its immediate forebear, the nettle. Humans have been using cannabis for at least several thousand years. Written records from the pre-Christian era attest to the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes across Asia, including the Middle East, China and India.

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