"Don't boggart that joint, my friend" was a popular phrase used during the 1960s and 1970s when people often talked about marijuana. A common name for marijuana in the 1930s and 40s is Mary Jane. More common names mostly likely made by surfers are maui wauie and wacky tobaccy. Common names in today's culture are bud, cannabis, chronic, ganja and ganja. The most used names of all time have been weed, grass and pot.
Marijuana has been grown for over five thousand years for use of many different things. The Chinese used marijuana to make rope for their fishing nets. Other ancient civilizations used marijuana for rope as well. The first American flags were made out of hemp. Hemp can be used today to make clothing and paper. If used for paper, marijuana would save oxygen because fewer trees would be chopped down.
Getting "wasted" or stoned became popular in the United States during the 1920's and 1930's. From 1914 to 1931 twenty-nine states made marijuana illegal. Then it happened in the 1937, The Marijuana Tax Act passes making marijuana an illegal drug in the United States. Even though it became illegal marijuana grew in popularity in the 1960's by the "flower children" or hippies. When the laws first came out for marijuana most of them were misdemeanors, but over time they were changed into felonies.
There wouldn't be a history of marijuana if it weren't for the people who cultivate (grow) marijuana. We can only guess that the ancient civilizations grew marijuana outside because they lacked the technology to grow it inside. Today marijuana can be grown in three basic ways; indoor, outdoors and by hydroponics. People don't see marijuana grown outside much these days considering that it is illegal. If someone was to go to Mexico they could probably see fields of Marijuana. If grown outdoors, in the United States, it is most likely grown in a person's backyard or in some secluded area that most people don't know about.