Cannabis has been part of human history for thousands of years. Among its many uses, inhaling cannabis smoke was the most common way of cannabis consumption even in prehistoric times. There is no proven historical evidence as to who and where was the first to ignite cannabis flowers and inhale the smoke. In the beginning, from little we know, cannabis smoking was the privilege of shamans and ancient priests; they claimed smoking cannabis placed them closer to gods and helped them understand gods’ wishes and better convey them to their parishes. At that time, cannabis was burnt as incense and no special devices have been found by archeologists that could be used for smoking cannabis.
Herodotus , the ‘father’ of history, wrote about the Scythians, the ancient nomadic tribe that inhabited a wide stretch of land from the Black Sea to China, and that cannabis had been part of their cult of the dead. After the death of a Scythian king, prominent tribesmen would assemble in a ritual felt tent, throw cannabis seeds on red-hot stones and get into a trance inhaling the smoke. The proof of the ritual was discovered in 1929 when an archeological expedition to the Altai Mountains in Russia—a region situated between East Siberia and Mongolia—came upon a funeral site of Pazyryk where they excavated a bronze cauldron filled with burnt cannabis seeds.
We live at a time when cannabis has become literally a household name as the plant’s decriminalization has eliminated the stigma associated with it. With the advent of social media, cannabis’s popularization has evolved to new heights. Some cannabis companies are doing a great job in that regard, such as DankStop, an eCommerce platform for cannabis accessories and home to a popular topical forum and blog being one of the most successful businesses in that sphere. Its Learning Center is an online ‘cannabisipedia’, a cannabis 101 that both experienced cannabis users and novices will find helpful and entertaining.
Thanks to DankStop’s strong social media presence and a vast array of cannabis-related paraphernalia of bongs, pipes, dab rigs, vaporizers, and many other accessories, the company is a go-to source of all things, information, views, and opinions related to cannabis. Founded in 2014 by two college friends on a slim budget of just $200 the company, thanks to the skillful reliance on social media marketing, targeted SEO tactics, and meme-worthy content, soon became a successful business and made a name for itself in the dynamic cannabis industry. Known both for their branded accessories and viral content the company shares on its social media pages, DankStop created a massive social media following with original skits and memes related to cannabis culture and the ecosystem. The disruptive marketing tools the company employed and its recent pivot to the dropship business model that drastically cut costs and made the company yet more profitable resulted in DankStop joining the larger High Tide group.
We will keep closely following DankStop’s progress as it continues its winning streak now in the fold of a larger and stronger family.