Cannabis is a versatile plant, indigenous to Central and South Asia. The first evidence of its use dates back to the 3rd Century. It has remained an integral component of many cultures across the world ever since, being used for ritual, medicinal, and recreational purposes. Despite the long history of marijuana and hemp use, Cannabis remains one of the most controversial organic plants known to man. Below is a chart showcasing some of the more interesting moments, as social perceptions of the plant have evolved throughout history.