Early Diffusion and Folk Uses of Hemp

@inproceedings{Benet2016EarlyDA,
  title={Early Diffusion and Folk Uses of Hemp},
  author={S. Benet},
  year={2016}
}
Despite the growing volume of literature on the subject of hemp, the historical routes of its diffusion remain obscure and there is scant reference to its ubiquitous role in folk ritual, magic and medicine among European peasantry. The term cannabis, itself, has been considered to be of Indo-European origin. The paper re-examines the origin of the term cannabis to demonstrate its derivation from Semitic languages. Both the word and its forms of use were borrowed by the nomadic Scythians from… Expand
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