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800 CE: Vikings utilize cannabis

In 1903, Norwegian Archaeologists discovered a massive Viking ship at Oseberg (just South of Oslo, Norway) - buried in a burial mound. A great number of everyday items and artifacts were found during the 1904-1905 excavations. The find includes a small piece of cannabis material, the use of which has not been determined,  and four hemp seeds.

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1098 – 1179: St.Hildegard Grows 'Cannabus' In Her Herbal Garden

Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), also known as Saint Hildegard, was a German Benedictine abbess and a writer, composer, herbalist and mystic. She wrote theological, botanical and medicinal texts, songs, poems, and arguably the oldest surviving morality play, while supervising brilliant miniature Illuminations.

Hildegard of Bingen was well known for her healing powers involving practical application of tinctures, herbs, and precious stones. She grew 'Cannabus' in her herbal garden and recommended it against nausea and stomache troubles.

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