The world’s oldest stash of weed was identified in a tomb in China. According to the Journal of Experimental Botany, the cannabis is about two,700 years old.
Researchers identified all 789 grams of dried cannabis buried beside, what they think, to be a shaman of the Gushi culture. It was identified in Turpan in northwest China.
Dry circumstances and the alkaline soil preserved the stash, which enabled scientists to study it.
To our expertise, these investigations offer the oldest documentation of cannabis as a pharmacologically active agent,
says Dr. Ethan B. Russo, a neurologist.
Even so, they cannot identify if the cannabis they identified was ingested or smoked. No pipes or other clues had been found in order to attain a superior conclusion.
The researchers also speculated that the huge cache was meant for afterlife use.
It was typical practice in burials to offer components required for the afterlife. No hemp or seeds had been offered for fabric or meals. Rather, cannabis as medicine or for visionary purposes was supplied,
This is not the initially time that researches identified cannabis that is 2000 years old (or even older…).