Oregon Narcissus, 1850

Miner Toi Kee displays narcissus grown for the Chinese New Year celebration holding a water pipe and incense in Jacksonville, Oregon 1850’s     “A genus that is very complex and burdened with numerous uncertainties” — Schultes & Schultes description of Read More …

I Think I’m Learning Chinese, I Really Think So…

I think I’m learning Chinese, I think I’m learning Chinese, I really think so… Today we are not only going to learn a Chinese symbol but actually understand it! Better yet its the symbol for Hemp… Although the symbol has Read More …

Jump into the New Year, 1100

  Chinese boys jump rope, Song Dynasty, ca. 1100 AD     Jump into the New Year In ancient China, the only way to celebrate the passing of the old Year was to jump into the new… For this traditional Read More …

Chicago World’s Fair, 1893

“If it comes to please then it will be through the process similar to the taste for opium or hashish.” – observations of a Worlds Fair visitor in 1893   Crowd waiting for the opening of the gates at the Read More …

Chinese Indica Field, 1931

“Pendleton party examines cannabis with police escort in Manchuria” by Robert Larimore Pendleton – Manchuria, China Between 1931 and 1932     Original stereoview- Pendleton party examines cannabis with police escort in Manchuria- by Robert Larimore Pendleton – China Between Read More …

Book of Odes, 500B.C.

“Hemp seed to sow, this is the course we take, the acres lengthwise and across we dress.” -Confucius, Book of Odes   Classic of Poetry, aka Book of Songs, Book of Odes, Shijing, Shih-ching or the She-king Book of Odes Read More …