Original Art by Sarah Weiss
By Sarah Weiss
Despite existing nearly 2000 years ago, Ancient Egypt remains one of the world’s most popular cultural fixations. This fixation may be due, in part, to just how much modern society has in common with this ancient civilization. One example of this commonality: regular use of the cannabis plant.
Whether or not Seshat was indeed the god of cannabis, it is through her supposed gift of written language that we are able to understand just how valuable the cannabis plant was in ancient Egypt. Despite the centuries that lay between us, the medicinal properties of cannabis have persevered – possibly making cannabis one of the most modernly beloved wonders of the ancient world.