Anecdotally, C. Indica dominant hybrids (Gorilla Glue #4 is my favorite) put me in a trance that allows me to focus on a coding task for hours. The only side effect is that my eyes are half-closed. The increase in mental acuity is on par with substituted phenethylamines or eugeroics.
The usual disclaimers apply: IANAD, don't listen to Internet strangers for medical advice, etc.
I also recognized that it helps my digestion. If you know the Bristol Stool scale, my score is perfect the days after I used my medicine.
There is no better cold relief in my opinion than a spoonful of this and a steady supply of freshly-squeezed organic lemon juice with a pinch of salt.
Restful sleep, relief from body ache, improved appetite for Phase II; chicken soup.
"On the other hand, besides the various kinds of ingredients used to make the food, there is also some unusual ingredients involved in the making of the dishes, and i am very interested about that issue. You will be surprised if i tell you that Marijuana has been used as food ingredients. Yes, it is proven that marijuana is known to be one of the food ingredients in Aceh city, Sumatra island, Indonesia. Usage of marijuana and another kinds of drugs are strongly banned in indonesia. Drug trafficker will face a death sentence if caught by the police. However, using it as food ingredients is tolerable. Even the vice president, Jusuf Kalla legalized the usage of marijuana as a seasoning. The reasons that support this approval are the fact that the marijuana is being used only just to give local distinct flavor of Acehnese dishes. In addition, marijuana has been a spice that becomes a part of Acehnese cooking method. It is a part of a local tradition. One owner of the Acehnese restaurant in Jakarta was asked by a newspaper reporter, and she said, "Marijuana is available in any Acehnese kitchen just like coriander"."Marijuana is a widely-accepted cooking spice there". Most restaurants in Aceh use some pieces of marijuana leaves as a seasoning to cook rice, soups, as well as some entrees. Some examples of dishes that cooked with marijuana are, lamb curry, noodle soup, beef curry, etc. Local residents said that the dishes cooked with marijuana leaves will smell and taste better it will also give local distinct flavor. Many people said that food seasoned with Marijuana in Aceh is somewhat very delicious and addictive." 
Brother I am only tapping the outer layer of the historical use of entheogenic plants and fungi that have been in tribal use for spiritual ceremonies for thousands of years. This is not to mention any NON-entheogenic plants.
That's some old culture in those images, but how old exactly is hard to say for me. I'm no historian, but 1000s might well be true.
Don't know if this is the latest news, but they dated this two pound bundle of weed to 2700 years ago.
you turned "cannabis" to "plant matter" and "beat your wife with a stick no bigger than your thumb" to "domestic violence".
It's also amazing that this rhetorical technique is only useful to a modern audience that has been conditioned to associate certain feelings to the words.
Not disagreeing with your point, just thought it was interesting.
While spotting rhetorical techniques, I'd throw out that my synonym-choice is more something that I've been trying to train myself out of - I tend to unconsciously take a step 'up' in generality when rephrasing elements of others' arguments, and it isn't a great habit. Sometimes it can be useful, but oftentimes muddies the waters. Been trying to retrain myself, obviously with mixed results.
1 pound bulk went from about $2 in the 1910's to $10 in 1920s back to $2 in 1930s. Adjusted for inflation and the chart data for years ending in 7's that's $34.49 in 1937, $136 in 1927, and $72 in 1917 per pound. Right now if you are a licensed producer you can sell bulk marijuana for processing for about $100 trim, $200-250 flower, in Oregon. So it sounds about right. It sells for $15 a gram retail, which is an incredible markup ($15 * 454g/pound = $6810 per pound) but the processors only get between 5-15% THC/CBD extraction yield per bulk pound, and for whatever reasons the retailers sell it at 100% markup.