|Emperor Fu His|
2900 BC Chinese Emperor Fu His References Cannabis as a Popular Medicine
"The Chinese Emperor Fu His (ca. 2900 BC), whom the Chinese credit with bringing civilisation to China, seems to have made reference to Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, noting that Cannabis was very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang."
Hemp: American History Revisited: The Plant with a Divided History, 2003 Robert Deitch
|Emperor Shen Nung|
2700 BC Chinese Emperor Shen Nung Said to Discover Healing Properties of Cannabis
"According to Chinese legend, the emperor Shen Nung (circa 2700 BC; also known as Chen Nung [considered the Father of Chinese medicine] ) discovered cannabis' healing properties as well as those of two other mainstays of Chinese herbal medicine, ginseng and ephedra."
Marijuana as Medicine: Beyond the Controversy, 2001 Janet Joy, PhD and Alison Mack
|Illustration of a cannabis plant|
from De Materia Medica